Trump says he will deploy troops to states if they do not stop violent protests

Trump says he will deploy troops to states if they do not stop violent protests
Trump says he will deploy troops to states if they do not stop violent protests

By intensifying his rhetoric during a period of national crisis, President Trump threatened on Monday that he would deploy the U.S. military in cities or states that do not take "necessary" measures to prevent violent protests, saying that armed The force "will solve the problem soon".

Trump's remarks at the Rose Garden came when, on the street, law enforcement officials deployed tear gas and fired rubber bullets to forcefully remove peaceful protesters. The curfew was established by Washington, D.C., Monday at 7 p.m. ET.

The protesters were removed from the Laffett Square area in front of the White House, apparently clearing the way for the president to go to St. John's Church, where he kept the Bible for a brief period for photographers. Parts of the church complex were damaged by rioters on Sunday night.

White House deputy press secretary, Jude Deere, said in a statement: "The perimeter was expanded to help enforce the curfew at 7 o'clock that same evening, where protesters attempted to burn down one of the most historic churches. Of our country before night. "He received three warnings from the Park Police of the United States."

Trump's statement, which lasted less than seven minutes, came days after protests in dozens of US cities following the death of George Floyd, a black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis a week earlier.

During the remarks, Trump declared himself "the president of law and order" and "an ally of all peaceful protesters", but called the violent riots that led to several protests "acts of domestic terror".

Trump said, "These are not acts of peaceful protest. They are acts of domestic terror. The killing of innocent people and the killing of innocents is a crime for humanity and a crime against God."

He said: "Our country always wins. That is why I am taking immediate Presidential measures to stop the violence."

Trump said he had mobilized "thousands and thousands" of "heavily armed" military personnel to end the protests, which stemmed from excessive force criticism by police.

However, it was not immediately clear what exact changes could be expected for personnel conducting protests across the country.

The Justice Department said in a statement that as of Monday night, it had deployed all of its law enforcement components and is coordinating with the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security and local officials to "maximize" federal security across the district Presence of [Colombia]. "

Threatening state governors, who refused to deploy the National Guard, Trump said he would send the United States military "to resolve the problem quickly."

After stopping at St. John's Church, Trump and a retiree of advisers and staff return to the secure enclave within the White House complex.

Nations in crisis

The protests, which sometimes turned into violence and looting, continued from Monday to Monday after news of Floyd's death was cut off the neck of a white officer for about nine minutes. .

The protesters, many of whom have worn masks due to the coronovirus epidemic, have demanded that the authorities involved be held responsible for Floyd's death.

Officer Derek Chauvin, who stabbed Floyd's neck, was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and second-degree murder. Three other officers involved in the incident were dismissed, but they were not charged.

Several major cities, including Washington, DC, were placed under curfew following the riots. Trump's walk to a nearby church, which he does not usually visit, technically violated the curfew of the District of Columbia for a short time.

The National Guard has been deployed in several states, and the president said Monday that governors "dominate" their states to end the protest.

His comments contradicted his position on Monday last month for heavily armed white-majority protesters who stormed the state of Michigan in defiance of orders to stay home to demand the reopening of the state's economy. Coronovirus epidemic.

Trump described those protesters as "very nice people" and told the governor "to give a p.s."

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