George Floyd Death Protest: Curfew in 40 cities, including Washington

Curfew was imposed in 40 cities of the United States on Sunday in response to violent protests against the death of black man George Floyd in the US in police custody.

According to news agency ANI 5,000 National Guard members have become active and another 2000 may be deployed if needed.

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In many places, these demonstrations have turned violent. The protest outside the White House also turned violent, after which police had to fire tear gas shells.

According to news agency AFP, performances in the US range from New York to Tulsa and Los Angeles. Curfew has been imposed in Washington amid growing tension between protesters and police outside the White House over the death of George Floyd.

More than 100 people were arrested in the city of Houston during protests on the second day of the death of black man George Floyd in police custody.

The IANS was quoted by the news agency Xinhua as saying that Houston police tweeted on Sunday morning that more than 100 people were arrested for various crimes.