The Secretary of defense mark Esper 5 Jun signed the order about sending in their places of permanent deployment of all military personnel who were in Washington during mass protests. This was reported to journalists by the Minister of the US army and concurrently commander of the National guard in the district of Columbia Ryan McCarthy, writes Politico.
Displays the soldiers and officers of the 82nd airborne division and military police, said at the Pentagon.
According to McCarthy, the introduction of troops on 1 June was a forced measure, because the police “lost control”. The participants of the protests against the arbitrariness of the police captured the Lincoln memorial and part of the center of the capital, several policemen were injured.
But then, all the rallies were peaceful and the authorities decided that some 5,000 national guardsmen to maintain order in Washington, in particular, during major demonstrations scheduled for June 6, he added.
Protests in the US began after may 25 after a tough police detention in Minneapolis died African American George Floyd. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation.
June 1, trump has said that he can bring the armed forces to disperse the protesters, under the act of 1807. The Minister of defense Esper opposed this idea.
In clashes in nine States, killed 11 people, among them – both police and demonstrators.
In Washington because of the vandalism and looting of June 1 was curfew. It was reported that because of the threat the White house President Donald trump waited out the protests in the bunker; he said that was down there for a while “for inspection”.
4 Jun mayor Muriel Bowser has requested that a protection order dealt only with the unitsstationed in the district of Columbia.