5TH NIGHT OF PROTESTS: Over 700 arrested as looting, violent confrontations with NYPD continue, as city's 1st curfew takes effect causing havoc across NYC

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June 02, 2020 - 6:22 am
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- NYPD arrested over 700 protesters that took to the streets of New York City for a fifth day in a row on Monday, calling for justice for George Floyd.

Despite the city's first curfew taking effect, havoc was caused in several neighborhoods across New York City.

The doors of Macy's flagship Manhattan store were breached, and police pulled two handcuffed men out and put them in a van.

People rushed into a Nike store in Manhattan and carried out armloads of clothing. Near Rockefeller Center, storefront windows were smashed and multiple people arrested. Wreckage littered the inside of an AT&T store.

Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted late Monday night, "Just left Barclays Center. Situation there pretty calm. Now going back to Midtown. Protesters were overwhelmingly peaceful today + cops respected their right to speak out. But some people tonight had nothing to do with the cause + stole + damaged instead. That we won’t allow."

He painted a bleaker pictue of the Bronx, tweeting, "Just left the Bronx. Real problems on Fordham Road, also Burnside Avenue. Spoke with Councilman Fernando Cabrera about immediate steps to address the situation. Also spoke to Commissioner Shea + Chief Pichardo, who are sending additional help."

As of early Tuesday, more than 200 people had reportedly been arrested, including several who broke into Macy's in Herald Square.

New York City is gearing for its second night of curfew Tuesday that will begin at 8 p.m., three hours earlier than Monday's, after looters took to the streets overnight in Manhattan and the Bronx.

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Video posted on social media showed some protesters arguing with people breaking windows, urging them to stop, but instances of vandalism and smash-and-grab thefts mounted as the night deepened. Here, a social media-focused timeline of the night: 

11:52 p.m. What curfew? Protesters head across the Manhattan Bridge after curfew

11:48 p.m. Protesters walking across Manhattan Bridge

11:40 p.m. An NYPD officer appears in some sort of distress

11:33 p.m. And the arrests begin

11:22 p.m. FedEx doesn't escape the wrath of looters

11:16 p.m. This Duane Reade may have been relatively lucky

11:11 p.m. Meanwhile in the Bronx...

10:54 p.m. NYPD arrest Macy's looters

10:40 p.m. Pedestrians pass a Starbucks with broken windows in Manhattan. 

10:35 p.m. Protesters marching on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. 

10:30 p.m. A peaceful protest passes by the Brooklyn Museum. 

10:30 p.m. NYPD vehicles drive through Herald Square. 

10:25 p.m. Protesters gather outside the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

10:20 p.m. 

10:15 p.m. Looting happening in Herald Square in Manhattan. 

9:45 p.m. Protesters march at Fulton Street and Nostrand Avenue in Brooklyn. 

9:30 p.m. Protesters march past the Brooklyn Museum shouting, "Hands up, don't shoot." 

9:30 p.m. Protesters gather outside Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan. 

9:10 p.m. Verizon and Microsoft stores in Manhattan are vandalized. 

9 p.m. Looters swipe clothes and sneakers from a store in Union Square.

8:40 p.m. Looters steal from a store near Union Square in Manhattan. 

8:40 p.m. Protesters cross over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. 

8:30 p.m. A small group appears to loot a Duane Reade store in Manhattan. 

8:20 p.m. Protest attendees loot the Yankees store in Midtown. 

8 p.m. A small group attempts to loot an Aldo store on 5th Avenue in Manhattan while others try to stop them. "That's not what this is about," one attendee can be heard saying. 

7:50 p.m. NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan kneels with protesters near Washington Square Park in Manhattan. 

7:45 p.m. A crowd marches down Flatbush Avenue in downtown Brooklyn. 

7:40 p.m. Restaurant workers board up the windows of an eatery on the Lower East Side. 

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7:30 p.m. Protesters gather for a silent vigil in McCarren Park.

7:20 p.m. Protesters head west on East Houston in Manhattan. 

7 p.m. Black Lives Matter protesters chant, “Who do you protect? Who do you serve?” outside the 77th Precinct in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. 

6:45 p.m. Workers board up businesses in Midtown, Manhattan. 

6:30 p.m.  Protesters chant “Black Lives Matter!” at East 9th Street and Avenue D in the East Village before heading to Union Square.

6:30 p.m. Protesters hang a sign reading “PRIDE IS A RIOT!” on the facade of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.

5 p.m. A march kicks off in Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. 

5 p.m. A crowd gathers at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. 

4 p.m. Protesters gathered in Times Square before marching toward downtown Manhattan.

3 p.m. Protests were expected to kicked off in Times Square at 3 p.m. 

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.