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Donald Trump threatens to deploy military to end George Floyd riots and ‘dominate' streets

Posted On: 1 Jun 2020   |   Posted By: Metro

Donald Trump threatens to deploy military to end George Floyd riots and ‘dominate' streets

Donald Trump threatened to deploy the US military across the country to quell violence seen in the George Floyd protests.
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Donald Trump threatened to deploy the military across the country to quell the George Floyd riots and ‘dominate' the streets.
The president made the announcement Monday evening at the White House Rose Garden as explosions from tear gas canisters and helicopters could be heard in the background due to protests at the nation's capital.
Trump said he want's mayors and governors to establish ‘an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled,' and threatened to ‘deploy the United States military to quickly solve the problem' if they fail to do so.
The president's announcement appeared to be a suggestion that he may invoke the of the Insurrection Act of 1807, which is a federal law that ‘governs the ability of the President of the United States to deploy military troops within the United States to suppress civil disorder, insurrection and...

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