VIDEO: Thousands protest in NYC Sunday after de Blasio ends curfew early

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Peaceful protests over the death of George Floyd continued in New York City Sunday, with thousands of demonstrators taking to the streets yet again after Mayor Bill de Blasio ended the city's first curfew in decades a day early.

The city's 8 p.m. curfew was scheduled to remain in place through at least Sunday night. But de Blasio on Sunday morning announced that it would be canceled, saying, “Yesterday and last night we saw the very best of our city.”

The NYPD pulled back on enforcing the curfew Saturday night, as thousands filled the streets for another day of marches and rallies sparked by the May 25 death of Floyd in Minneapolis police custody.

Protesters chanted “Black Lives Matter” and held up signs as they marched across the city Sunday. Especially large crowds gathered in Manhattan and Brooklyn, but protests took place in Queens, the Bronx and on Staten Island as well. See below for live updates from Sunday evening's protests, as well as photos and videos from protests earlier in the day.

11:50 p.m. Protesters cheer as they march near 14th Street in Manhattan. 

11:30 p.m. Fireworks go off over protesters on Park Avenue South in Manhattan. 

10:35 p.m. Protests around Barclays Center in Brooklyn appear to be wrapping up.

10:20 p.m. Protesters march down Essex Street on the Lower East Side in Manhattan.

9:50 p.m. NYPD officers walk away from the base of the Manhattan Bridge, where protesters gathered to speak.

9:40 p.m. Manhattan Bridge protesters chant, “Whose streets? Our streets!”

8:50 p.m. Public Advocate Jumaane Williams posts from a protest in downtown Brooklyn. 

8:35 p.m. Protesters cheer “Thank you!” as they pass The Brooklyn Hospital Center near Fort Greene Park. 

8:05 p.m. Protesters calling for the city to slash the NYPD’s budget sing “Cut It” in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

8 p.m. Protesters chant, “Be a human first!” outside Barclays Center in Brooklyn. 

7:30 p.m. Protesters sing and dance at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. 

7:30 p.m. Protesters gather on the steps of the Department of Education building on Chambers Street in Manhattan. 

Earlier in the day, hundreds of protesters gathered outside of Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and the Trump International Hotel on Central Park West, chanting "Throw him out!" and yelling at NYPD officers.

Marches took place across Manhattan, with one near Times Square and Bryant Park, another near Union Square and a third in Washington Heights.

There were also protests downtown, including on the Bowery and at Foley Square, with some of the protesters arriving there after marching through the streets from Union Square.

Protesters also took over part of the West Side Highway and sat in a street near the Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Large protests were also held in Brooklyn, with big crowds seen near the Barclays Center and the Grand Army Plaza, as well as along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway near the Brooklyn Navy Yard and in Bay Ridge.

A large demonstration was also held in Flushing, Queens. Hundreds marched on the Grand Concourse in the Bronx and in Tottenville on Staten Island too.

De Blasio said police had arrested just four people and issued 24 court summonses during Saturday's protests. There were more than 2,000 arrests made through Friday morning, with the largest number coming on Sunday and Monday, when hundreds were arrested as the police tried to control looting in Manhattan and the Bronx.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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