New York police arrested 200 protesters tonight
New York police arrested about 200 protesters across the city tonight, and that number is expected to increase, a law enforcement official told CNN.
It’s now past 1 a.m. in New York. The curfew went into effect at 8 p.m.
Most of the protests today have been peaceful, said CNN Correspondent Shimon Prokupecz. People marched through Manhattan, with some storeowners, residents and supporters lining the sides of the streets and cheering on demonstrators.
Though there were some instances of looting tonight, it was nowhere as widespread or chaotic as the looting seen on Monday night, which had targeted stores across Manhattan.
At one point, protesters trying to cross the Manhattan Bridge from Brooklyn to Manhattan were blocked off by police, who closed the Manhattan side of the bridge. There were fears of a confrontation, but police allowed the protesters to turn around and walk off the bridge back into Brooklyn without arrests.