ABC News reports:
The NYPD made about 280 arrests during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning protests, a lower tally than previous nights, as the city came under an 8 p.m. curfew and stopped for-hire vehicles, CitiBikes and rental scooters that vandals had used to cause trouble.
There were fewer officers injured as well with only two suffering minor injuries. There was less vandalism than there has been during previous nights as police sealed off parts of Manhattan even before the curfew took effect.
A standoff on the Manhattan Bridge ended without incident when 5000 demonstrators returned to Brooklyn after they had been prevented from entering Manhattan.
CBS New York reports:
Likely making things easier for law enforcement in Manhattan was a ban on vehicular traffic below 96th Street and the NYPD doubling its manpower to 8,000 officers, each working a mandatory 12-hour shift, CBS2’s Ali Bauman reported.
As the minutes went by Tuesday night, there were scattered reports of looting in the city, but nothing on the scale of Monday night, when countless business were destroyed and picked clean of merchandise and hundreds of people were arrested.
There was also a sense of calm up in the Bronx, where 24 hours earlier looters wrecked businesses on Fordham Road. But once the curfew started on Tuesday, the streets quickly cleared out, CBS2’s Alice Gainer reported.
HAPPENING NOW: Stand off. Protestors walked Manhattan Bridge – now facing off with police blocking their entry into Manhattan. There are hundreds of officers here. So far no movement. @ABC7NY pic.twitter.com/GGbRHuxZJF
— Mike Marza (@mikemarzaABC7) June 3, 2020
Thousands of peaceful protestors are currently trapped on the Manhattan Bridge by the @NYPD. They can’t leave, they have no supplies. It’s literally entrapment. This is inhumane. @nycmayor let them #OFFTHEBRIDGE. https://t.co/ruEgR5ERkU
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) June 3, 2020
SPREAD , PEOPLE ARE STUCK AT THE MANHATTAN BRIDGE pic.twitter.com/g8kEgUDy8H
— jo anna (@electrahvol6) June 3, 2020
What? No. This is dangerous.
I’m heading there now. https://t.co/Dhhycbn05T
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 3, 2020