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Cincinnati mayor announces curfew after protest violence on Friday night

Two officers suffered minor injuries, while 11 people were arrested.

CINCINNATI — The mayor of Cincinnati has announced a 10 p.m. curfew Saturday and Sunday in areas of the city following damage to businesses during protests over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white officer pressed a knee into his neck. 

Mayor John Cranley said hundreds of people had demonstrated peacefully, with no major issues before 11 p.m., but those who engaged in criminal activity ’’were not part of the protest.” 

Eleven people were arrested and more arrests will come as suspects are identified, he said. Officials said two officers sustained minor injuries. 

Several demonstrations in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd are taking place on Saturday around the state of Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron and Columbus. 

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