Donald Trump has announced that the National Guard will start retiring from the country’s capital as protests continue against George Floyd’s death.
The presidential order comes after Washington DC reportedly witnessed its largest protest following the death of Floyd after he was killed by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Memorial Day. ‘I have just issued an order for our National Guard to start the withdrawal process in Washington, D.C., now that everything has been finalized,’ Trump said on Sunday morning. ‘They will return home, but may return immediately, if necessary. Few more protesters emerged yesterday evening than expected! ‘, Almost hundreds of thousands of protesters reportedly showed up in Washington DC on Saturday. The protests continued throughout the day and remained peaceful for a long time despite reduced access to the law of the organization. I have just issued an order for our National Guard to start the withdrawal process in Washington, D.C., now that everything is fully managed. They will return home, but may return immediately, if necessary. Few more protesters arrived yesterday evening than expected!
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has called on Trump to remove thousands of National Assembly soldiers in the state capital and said he believes the military response has forced many protesters to evacuate – especially after the massacre of protesters outside the White House last week as Trump walked to St John’s Episcopal Church. ‘What the American people have seen is a state police patronizing the peaceful American people,’ Bowser told Media’s ‘This Week’ on Sunday. ‘And their response made it clear to the President that the American people would exercise their first amendment rights and would do so peacefully. And what he actually did, as you have seen in the days that followed was a lot of people, and there are a lot of people attending peaceful protests. ‘Sometime last week, Trump reportedly called for 10,000 troops to deploy to Washington DC to hurt the public the tensions caused by Floyd’s death. Mayor Muriel Bowser looks for a Black Lives Matter sign painted on the street, during a nationwide protest over the murder of Monneapolis arrested by police officer George Floyd in Washington, Trump made the request on Monday during a heated Oval Office interview with Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Attorney General Mil Milley and Attorney General William Barr – all recommending the dispute, a senior administration official told Reuters. The National Guard operated in Washington DC last week as Donald Trump urged governors to ‘rule’ in the streets during protests across the country. At least ten governors are reported to have deployed National Guard troops and airmen to assist in responding to the protest in the country’s capital.