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Atlanta authorities have extended a curfew due to unrest

Atlanta authorities have extended until Monday a curfew in the city in connection with the riots because of the death of an African-American George Floyd.

"Curfew in the city of Atlanta extended, starting today, may 31, 2020, from 21.00 local time (4.00 MSK Monday) and will last until sunrise tomorrow, June 1, 2020. Please stay home," reads the official Twitter of the city.

Earlier it was reported that city police arrested the night 70 people who were on the streets in violation of curfew.

Authorities in several major American cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Atlanta imposed a curfew due to unrest caused by the deaths of African-American George Floyd after detention by the police. In Atlanta has been declared a state of emergency, involved soldiers of the National guard.

As previously reported, the Atlanta police Department on Twitter, the number of protesters on the street after curfew fell sharply. However, in some areas preserved a large number of people that continued to damage property and throw stones and other objects at police. The police said that "continue to receive reports of armed people in these groups".

Riots erupted in Minneapolis and several other cities after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of the police. In the Internet appeared the video, which show that the police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He died in intensive care. After the riots, fired four police officers and one of them was accused of murder by negligence. Minneapolis and neighboring St. Paul for a weekend curfew.