Donald Trump to deploy US military if governors, mayors fail to contain protests
Washington : Reports of protesters getting violent and destroying public properties across the United States are all over the internet; while many people are criticizing the violence, they are also demanding strict action against the police officer who brutally killed a man with his knee, reason why people revolted in America.
The US President Donald Trump addressed a press conference to address the issue and talked about measures he has in mind to stop the violence immediately.
He mentioned that the nation is already fighting with coronavirus and as the situation looked a little calm, the protests have come up locking people inside the homes out of fear of death. As a President, he will fight against this and make America win, like always!
During his address, he mentioned about the brutal death of George Floyd and also about the innocent small businesses which have been affected and vandalized by the brutal protesters.
"My fellow Americans - My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation -- and that is exactly what I will do…," Donald Trump tweets with a video of his address.
In the video, he mentions that he has asked all the mayors and governors to deploy the local security forces on the streets to stop the violence immediately and if they fail in doing so he will immediately deploy the US Army and take control on the situation.
The protests started with the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old man, who was arrested by the police officer outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A viral video showed how the police officer kept his knee on his neck for several minutes despite him calling for mercy and notifying that he is unable to breathe.
Derek Chauvin, a former police officer from the Minneapolis Police Department, kept his knee on the neck of the late George Floyd for almost 8 minutes.