Macy's flagship store on Herald Square and a number of luxury stores along tony Fifth Avenue, for long a symbol of the city's prominence, were shattered as protestors smashed storefronts on several blocks on Monday night, according to visuals cited by The New York Times.
Demonstrators march in midtown Manhattan on May 31. Later, police pulled two handcuffed men out and put them in a van.
People rushed into a Nike store and carried out armloads of clothing. Very Small. We have to get them.
NY joined other cities around the country in imposing a curfew after days of unrest. The limit on the movement of 8.6 million people comes after months of restrictions already imposed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"The NYPD and the Mayor did not do their job last night", Cuomo said.
Governor Cuomo said the curfew was imposed is to help separate the overwhelming majority of peaceful protesters from "people who are looking to exploit the moment by looting".
Protesters came together to call for change and action, with many demonstrations remaining peaceful.
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Massive chaos broke out when some shops in New York's diamond district were broken into, the second night in a row of attacks on the diamond dealers.
Video posted on social media showed multiple piles of rubbish on fire on a debris-strewn street and people smashing into stores. I think he underestimates the duration of the problem and I don't they've used enough police to address the situation. She was apprehended while she was with a big team that had actually been annoying NYPD police officers and also tossing points at them, although resources informed the New York Daily News that Chiara did not in fact toss anything herself.
City police commissioner Dermot Shea had expressed doubts earlier on Monday about whether a curfew would be heeded.
Chiara de Blasio, 25, was taken into custody around 10.30pm after cops infiltrated an "unlawful assembly" at 12th Street and Broadway in Lower Manhattan, police sources say. De Blasio wasn't brought in, but was given a desk appearance ticket.
"It's time to go home so we can all move forward", said the mayor.
New York City's highest-ranking uniformed member, Chief of Department Terence Monahan, clasped hands with protesters and took a knee Monday in Manhattan's Washington Square Park.
Cuomo said that taking over would require him to "displace" de Blasio, an option he said he was not enthusiastic about pursuing.