He noted that the city will redistribute part of the funding allocated to the police to youth initiatives and social services.

“Details will be worked out in the budget process in the coming weeks. But I want people to understand that we intend to redistribute resources in order to focus on our youth, ”he said.

Earlier, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the abolition of curfews in the city.

Protests in dozens of US cities began after the death of African-American George Floyd, who died in late May shortly after being detained by police. One of the group of policemen held him, pressing his neck with his knee.