Washington – President Donald Trump vowed to send troops to “dominate the streets” of America and government troops followed his lead, brutally topping Washington’s protestors’ park with tear gas so he could go to church and distribute the Bible. Throughout the country, cities were plagued by violence and vandalism.
In New York City, unhealthy protests were applauded by people smashing storefront windows near the Rockefeller Center and breaking doors inside a Macy’s store on 34th Street, Manhattan’s street corners with broken glass. The car was injured by a group of law enforcement officials at an exhibition in Buffalo, and at least two were injured.
Riots erupted in Philadelphia, where hundreds of protesters marched across the city center, in Atlanta, where police fired tear-gas on demonstrators, to Nashville, where more than 60 National Guard soldiers dropped their shields of violence at the request of peaceful protesters gathered before the state of the Tennessee Capitol in honor of George Floyd.
Sboner Sean Jones, who watched the riots in luxury Manhattan’s Chicago Soho, described the devastation: “People do this the next time, before they think of trying to kill another black man, they’ll be like, ‘Damn, we don’t want them here to do this … again.’ ”
The tensions in Minneapolis seemed to stabilize on the same day Floyd’s brother made a request for peace in the area where a white police officer put a knee in the neck of a black man who held his breath until he stopped breathing last week.
The number of homicides in the outbreak of the protests began to increase, including two people killed in a suburb of Chicago. A Louisville police officer was fired after a beloved restaurant owner was killed by police and the National Guard forcing a time-out.
The officer was shot shortly before midnight near the Circus Circus casino in Las Vegas. Police had a name immediately in the form of a police officer. Four St. Louis police officers shot dead Louis, Missouri, where police say he is expected to recover.
Trump, on the other hand, presented himself as a tough, law-and-order president, with a police force under a massive regime that forced peaceful protesters to tear gas so he could come up with a Bible without a corrupt church.
He emerges two days after being unseen by the public, threatening the White House Rose Garden that he will place “thousands and thousands” of American soldiers. He then marched towards Lafayette Park toward the chapel known as “The Church of the Presidents.”
“The president just used the Bible and one of the dioceses of my diocese as a backdrop for a message about the teachings of Jesus and all that our church stands for,” he said.
Almost a week after Floyd’s death, peaceful protests especially during the day turned into riot at night. Many expressed frustration that after years of seeking reform, young people still suffer and die in police custody. With so many social factors and economies affected by the coronavirus epidemic, people are demanding fundamental change, across the country.
“We’ve been sitting in the powder keg for a while and it’s just coming out,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Danielle Outlaw.
The president, seeking his second term in office, vowed to use more force to stop the violence.
If the governors do not send the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “rule the streets,” Trump said, American troops could step in to “solve the problem quickly.”
“We have the largest country in the world,” the president said. “We will keep it safe.”
While Trump is talking, the cannon-tears can be heard blasting.
Trump’s military intervention in the U.S. would mark the most shocking federal intervention that is so unpopular in modern American history. It was compared to the 1968 coup, when Richard Nixon continued as a candidate for legal appointment following the uprising of Martin Luther King.