Violence has erupted in several US cities following the death of black George Floyd in Minneapolis city police custody. The store was looted by protesters and several buildings were set on fire along with police vehicles. The administration has imposed curfew in 40 cities, including Washington. Trump has asked the governors of all affected cities to take strict action against the rioters.
A surprise visit to 200-year-old St. John's Church
Amid the violence, President Donald Trump visited a 200-year-old church near the White House. Explain that this is the same church where the protesters set fire to it after a clash with the police.
He said at the Rose Garden that he is an ally of peaceful protesters. However, he insisted in the meantime, "I am your president on law and order."
Tear gas shells fired outside the church
Law enforcement forced the protesters out of the area before Trump's visit. During Trump's speech at the Rose Garden, tear gas shells were fired to control the protesters.
The decision to take down the army
To overcome the situation in the country burning in the fire of violence, now US President Donald Trump has decided to take down the US military.
Told the governors weak
Earlier, Trump had blamed the governors here for the violence in the cities and called them weak. Trump had demanded strict action against the rioters from the governors.
Trump's big statement,
We are fully committed to bringing justice to George Floyd and his family.
In recent times our country has been gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, arson, robbers, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others.
The rioters cannot let the common man and peaceful protesters be affected.
The poorest victims of the riots are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities and as president, I will fight to keep them safe.
We are warning everyone, the curfew will be strictly enforced from 7 pm onwards.
Innocent people and property threats will be arrested, detained, and prosecuted under the law.
What happened last night in Washington, DC was a huge insult.
I am sending thousands of armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to prevent rioters, looting, vandalism, assault, and destruction of property.
I have recommended to all Governors to deploy armed National Guard on the streets.
Mayors and governors should establish a heavy law enforcement presence until the violence is pacified.
The incident with George Floyd has filled the country with fear, anger, and mourning.
I stand before you as a friend and ally of every American seeking justice and peace.
I understand the pain that people are feeling right now about George Floyd.
The administration supports the right of peaceful protesters and listens to their arguments.
Whatever has been seen on the streets of America has nothing to do with peace and justice.
The rioters, robbers, and anarchists who scare the innocent, eliminate jobs, damage businesses, and burn buildings have insulted the memories of George Floyd.