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The Minnesota governor extends the curfew by two days and announces George Floyd’s funeral on Tuesday

June 1, 2020

Minnesota governor Tim Walz announced a two-day curfew extension on Monday to prevent unrest during the protests against the death of African American George Floyd on May 25 during a police arrest at Floyd’s funeral taking place this Tuesday.

“It will be an important event for both the city of Minneapolis and Minnesota and for the nation to see the process of celebrating a life that has been taken from us, an opportunity to show leadership,” Walz said at a press conference.

Walz also reported that, after consulting with the local authorities, he signed an executive order to extend the curfew for two days in the city of Minneapolis and its twin city of St. Paul. The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

The Minnesota governor extends the curfew by two days and announces George Floyd’s funeral on TuesdayThe Minnesota governor extends the curfew by two days and announces George Floyd’s funeral on Tuesday

“The only way that these things work is by the way we’ve seen the past two nights,” he said, referring to the National Guard’s deployment since Saturday to prevent looting and attacks such as police station fires. “The vast majority will stick to it,” he said.

Thousands of people demonstrated across the country after Floyd’s death on May 25 after being knee-to-neck injured by a white agent who has already been arrested and charged with third-degree murder.