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Protesters in New York City last night, counted down to an eight PM curfew and defied it. Donald Trump has called in the military to clamp down on protests that continued across the United States and police presence was heavy, but the demonstrations last night were largely peaceful. The city of Philadelphia also continues to be under curfew after several days of protests and looting, and as in many other cities, we've seen images of police advancing on protesters, shooting, tear gas and firing rubber bullets. The Associated Press calculates that across the United States. At least ninety three hundred people have been arrested since the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A is a Philadelphia activist who ended up in the thick of things on Monday afternoon at of concerned for her safety. We are not using her last name shot. Hey, good morning! The morning. They were much for inviting. Thanks for. Joining us. You are marching on the highway in Philly on Monday, what happened? Yes I was so we actually started over by the police precinct in another neighborhood, it was completely peaceful march through the city past city hall We didn't end up over on highway until much later towards the end of the protests long before curfew started, and we ended up. Being kind of diverted there. There had been police who follows throughout the entire The entire coach Ash and it was almost as much as them as there were of US Bay clearly had is on us, and they kept setting up roadblocks almost as if to divert us in the direction like which they wanted us to go. Same thing happened on Saturday and they trapped us. so this time when they put roadblocks the six thirty six dollars right there, so. The organizers suggested you know. Let's go. Let's on the expressway and did and that's when things kind of went incredibly downhill. And what do you mean describe what happened as you say when things went downhill? So we marched out on the expressway, we had our signs on me. Were chanting Saint George Lewis Name San Taylor's name and we ended up walking down the expressway. We went on the other side, so we were in oncoming traffic. We were stopping traffic, but we were doing our best to get out of cards way and the videos that were recorded show that we were staying away from the car's. Not a single car was touched. 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