Nightly fireworks and loud explosions have kept many residents awake until early morning hours around the country.
Residents have taken to Twitter.com to complain about the nightly fireworks displays that continue nightly since May.
"It's always like 9, 10 p.m., and at first we didn't know what it was," said Marquita Spraggans. Many thought the loud sounds were protesters blowing up ATM machines.
Philadelphia residents aren't the only ones losing sleep over the loud booms that sometimes shake their houses.
"We've been hearing them every night in San Francisco," tweeted @nina_lacour.
According to NBC New York, nightly fireworks are a nuisance that start at sundown and continue into the early morning.
The fireworks are set off on street corners and rooftops. The city's noise complaint hotline fielded 1,700 fireworks complaints through the first half of June, including 455 complaints just on Sunday.
I know this is small in the scheme of everything going on, but my dog is at this point sleeping either behind the laundry basket or in the bathroom. Constant fireworks. Why?
— Sarah French (@SarahHeartsNYC) June 17, 2020
Twitter users all over the country complain about the mysterious fireworks displays. Residents are determined to find out the source of the fireworks that awaken their children and frighten their dogs.
I'm deadass confused why every night there are fireworks. Is this the government? Am I tripping?
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) June 17, 2020
No. It’s these guys with nothin else to do lol. Every night in Harlem..right in front of my building... pic.twitter.com/1tYqB1YLAl
— Eddie (@Nomorefreegigs) June 17, 2020
omg! I was wondering what those were! I can hear them in East Harlem, it's crazy. I've also started hearing an air horn going off during the day, any idea what that's about?
— margaret (@missmargarita88) June 17, 2020
I could see this being deliberate as a way to keep people on edge or sleep deprived in the hopes that would deter people from protesting. Seems like a war tactic tbh ??
— Young Woman Always Broke? - 0.01% (@MelBoomBos) June 17, 2020
Same here, Santa Monica. Every night since Memorial Day. My poor dog has PTSD. ? #fireworkshell
— Kelley Bruggere (@kelleybruggere) June 17, 2020
Sounds like psychological warfare lowkey.
— YAYA (@azul0seito) June 17, 2020
Same here, MEMPHISTN - for about 2 weeks now in different parts of the city. The BIG ones.
— Lesslie W.Clark?FB/IG-same (@ClarkLesslie) June 17, 2020
Same in Somerville, MA. Every night for at least three weeks. Maybe even longer.
— Steph Synoracki (@stephsynoracki) June 17, 2020
Here in Richmond, protesters are doing it.
— Brent Solomon (@solomonreports) June 17, 2020