National Guard Protects White House, Trump Threatens To Send in Army to End US Riots
Coronavirus, Riots, White House Siege: unfolding simultaneously in the US... And Trump is hiding from protest in underground bunker. pic.twitter.com/8exN1A0CKT— Rula Jebreal (@rulajebreal) June 1, 2020
In a sight not seen before, several trucks carrying National Guard troops entered the White House area. As President Trump is continually being blamed for making irresponsible statements during the crisis, there was outrage on Monday when peaceful protesters were violently dispersed in front of the White House so that he could walk across to a damaged church to deliver an address in what is being called a ‘photo-op’. Active duty US military police have also been deployed in Washington.
In Louisville, Kentucky, police shot at protesters, killing one. Protests continued across cities, with major unrest in Los Angeles and Oakland. The National Guard has been deployed in 23 states. Meanwhile, a private autopsy of George Floyd has concluded that he died of asphyxiation. In Minneapolis, the spot where Floyd died has turned into a makeshift shrine with hundreds turning out to lay wreaths and kneel in solidarity. 46-year-old Floyd died after a police officer sat on his neck for a prolonged period in broad daylight, in a harrowing attack caught on video. The policeman, Derek Chauvin, has been charged with murder. He along with three officers who accompanied him, have been fired from the force. Chauvin was set to appear in court on Monday, but the appearance has been put off by a week.
We have the greatest country in the world—and we will keep America safe. pic.twitter.com/lqHaUZ4wxW— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 1, 2020
Something going on here? Denver, CO nightly riots are not the product of the peaceful daytime protests led by African Americans. Nighttime when riots starts it's mostly white people tearing up businesses everynight again and again the same businesses. Those businesses are hurting https://t.co/oR5yr8zpoL— Marc Wells #VoteByMail (@Marctanmason) June 1, 2020