Washington (AFP) – US President Donald Trump on Monday said he was deploying thousands of “heavily armed” soldiers and police to prevent further protests in Washington, where buildings and monuments have been vandalized near the White House.
“What happened in the city last night was a total disgrace,” he said during a nationwide address as tear gas went off and crowds protested in the streets nearby.
“I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of property.”
He denounced “acts of domestic terror” after nationwide protests against the death of an unarmed African American George Floyd in police custody devolved into days of violent race riots across the country.
“I want the organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and a lengthy sentences in jail,” Trump said as police could be heard using tear gas and stun grenades to clear protestors just outside the White House.
He also called on state governors to “deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets” before heading on foot for a photo op at the riot-damaged St. John’s, the two-century-old “church of the presidents” across from the White House.
One week after Floyd died in Minneapolis, an autopsy blamed his videotaped death squarely on a white police officer who pinned him down by the neck with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded, “I can’t breathe!”
“The evidence is consistent with mechanical asphyxia as the cause of death, and homicide as the manner of death,” Aleccia Wilson, a University of Michigan expert who examined his body at the family’s request, told a news conference.
The unrest has been the most widespread in the United States since 1968, when cities went up in flames over the slaying of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr., and rekindled memories of 1992 riots in Los Angeles after police were acquitted in the brutal beating of black motorist Rodney King.
8 thoughts on “Trump says to send ‘thousands’ of troops, police to US capital’s streets”
the tin pot dictator does it again
Be sad. In such like situation a prudent and responsible leader is required to use his best ability in order to calm down the volatile atmosphere but unfortunately the leader has miscalculated and instead of using brain he is taking decisions from his heart and ambitions. Usa according to general people around the world is an heaven on the earth where citizens enjoy full freedom in trade politics justice and religion but unfortunately one wrong decision has put on fire the entire country. A police officer who did wrong along with companions could be charged and matter could decided by the courts instead of defending the wrong doers. I love usa and its citizens irrespective of their backgrounds. My humble request to the leadership is to please bow down before the public and cool down the situation. It would be in the best interest of state it’s institutions and citizens.Allah swt bless usa and it’s people.God bless us all.
I would like to see the people behind all these protesters to be prosecuted. That would more then likely all disciples of Soros,which would be Bill Ayers, Holder, Pelosi, Obama,Shumer, Hillary, etc. Follow the money.
How does Ms Wilson’s testimony jibe with the news(?) that he had been diagnosed with COVID-19
The first step in “patriots4freedom.com’s dedication to “searching out threats to America’s Freedom” should be to make extremely clear about the “freedoms” you are talking about. For example, our country’s gun owners and gun lovers invariably site our Constitution’s 2nd amendment which was written to allow members of an organized malita to bear arms which, at the time of it’s writing meant single shot flintlock and/or cap&ball long guns; not rifles ( rifling of long gun barrels was not even invented when the amendment was added, nor were long guns, or pistols for that matter, that were capable of firing multiple round without re-loading. I would suggest, if there is to be an argument for our citizens to carry and bear arms today, it must be stated in an amendment to the 2nd amendment that covers the weapons available at this time with a caviot that it can be updated as new weapons are developed that have characteristics that exceed what is availble today. As well, we must address “free speach” in the context to how we are able to communicate today in ways that were naver dreamed of when the our Constitution was written.
So, before one begins worrying about our “freedom’s”and having them taken away from us we damn well better understand what they actually are as defined in our Constitution, and if they require updating and modification to make sense today and in the future, the issues shoud be brought before our Supreme Court; of course if changes are to be considered that would have to wait until we had a balanced Supreme Court, not one that was stacked to favor one party or another unlike what we have at this moment in time.
Our Constitution, like The Holy Bible requires some serious updating, each written centries ago; one 250 years ago the other, at least the New Testamnet version of it, 2,000 years ago. Just think about the Ten Commandments, how many of them would be relevant today: Adultery: yeah right; Bearing False Witness: are you serious; Killing: it wasn’t even relevant the day it was carved on the tablet; Keeping holy the Sabbath, may be on occassion as long as something fun wasn’t going on that meant “can’t make it today, sorry, God”.
See where I’m going with this? I mean think about “Thou Shall Not Kill” in todays context; perhaps this Commandment should be modified to include exceptions like it’s OK if the person you kill pisses you off, or if you’re not too crazy about the color of a persons skin, or hey, my commanding officer said it was OK.
That’s all for now folks; I have to go next door to covet my neighbor’s wife before her husband come home from the unemployment office.
that should have been done as soon as they started to protest it is a shame what they are doing to people and the things that they have put there whole life into this is not about the killing of a black man anymore its about destroying our country and all that it stands for.
All I can say is owning a handgun is not what we need as good people. From now on we need 2 or 3 AR 15’s or AK 14’s. is necessary with mobs like we have been seeing looting and burning businesses.
If they come to my home or business they won’t come back the next night to do more destruction as they like doing.
Trump knows the right way to handle these animals.
It’s a tough call, pitting American soldiers against the American public, but if that American public can’t control themselves, someone needs to step up to the plate. Our wimpy Demo politicians are hiding in lock down. And may God have mercy on all of us!