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Fiorello LaGuardia Imposes Curfew to Halt Harlem Rioting

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Fiorello LaGuardia Imposes Curfew to Halt Harlem Rioting

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In one of five radio broadcasts made on August 2, 1943, Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia informs New York City citizens that the curfew he ordered may soon be lifted. LaGuardia had called for the curfew when a riot broke out the previous night in Harlem after a white policeman shot and injured a black soldier who had intervened in the arrest of a woman.

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