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Trump says New York has been 'lost' to 'thugs and lowlife scum' after looters ransac

• by Jennifer Smith

Looters on Monday night smashed store fronts along Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue and Herald Square

The Lego Store in Flatiron was hit as was Nordstrom Rack in Union Square  

The looters trashed designer stores like Balenciaga but also ransacked Duane Reades and 7 Eleven stores

More than 700 people have been arrested now since the start of the looting, the NYPD Commissioner said

The chaos unfolded for the second night in a row after thousands of other people protested peacefully over the killing of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis  

The 11pm-5am curfew has now been brought forward to start at 8pm on Tuesday to try to stunt the violence

It is also in place now until Sunday morning. NYC was due to start reopening from COVID-19 lockdown on Monday morning 

In The Bronx, a cop was run over by a crowd and others were beaten by people in the streets 

The officer who was run over is now in a stable condition; he was one of six people - cops and civilians - who were taken to the hospital last night as a result of the chaos

New York officials de Blasio and Cuomo have been criticized by Trump for their approach to the unrest 

Cuomo says he has offered the National Guard to de Blasio but that he says he does not need them