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Trump calls on states to mobilize national guards to stop riots or use troops

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US President Trump delivered a tough speech at the White House on June 1, condemning the riot caused by the death of African-American black Floyd on the knees of white police officers as “domestic terrorism.” If states and cities cannot stop the riot , He will use the army to quell. He also said that the voices of peaceful protesters could not be overwhelmed by the mob, accusing some state and local governments of being weak to take action to protect residents.

Trump said that the mayor and the governor must use “overwhelming law enforcement forces until the violence has subsided.” Trump said that if any city or state refused to take action, he would deploy troops.

Trump said he would invoke the Insurrection Act to mobilize troops across the country. He said: “I will deploy American troops and help them solve the problem quickly. I am also taking rapid and decisive action to protect our great capital, Washington, DC.”

Trump said he would send “thousands of heavily armed Soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officials to stop the riots.” He is mobilizing all federal resources to suppress demonstrations, including the deployment of thousands of heavily armed soldiers and law enforcement personnel to stop violence in the capital, Washington; threatening that if the mayors and governors of various places fail to regain control of the street situation, he will use the same methods to quickly deal with it problem.

Before Trump’s speech, the police fired tear gas at the protesters outside the White House. Flash bombs were also deployed at the scene, but many media reported that the demonstrations on the scene were generally peaceful.

According to Defense Department officials, about 200 to 250 military police officers were deployed to Washington, D.C. that night, responsible for the security of the capital, but not for arresting demonstrators and other law enforcement actions. In addition, Washington DC also requested an additional 600 to 800 National Guards to help maintain order.

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