US police throws tear gas on protesters in Washington
Washington, June 2 (Prensa Latina) The US police threw yesterday tear gas over peaceful protesters in front of the US White House, in the meantime, President Donald Trump claimed he would use all available resources to lessen protests in the country.
During a speech delivered this yesterday afternoon in the Rose Garden of the executive mansion, the Republican leader said he was sending thousands and thousands of armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the riots and lootings that have been seen lately.
Such actions have been associated with massive protests in dozens of US cities after the death of African-American George Floyd, brutally murdered on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, by a white officer who knelt on his neck for several minutes.
With the constant sound of helicopter blades overhead and a constant succession of explosions from nearby Lafayette Park, Trump declared himself this Monday 'an ally of all peaceful protesters,' reported the CNN television.
Contrary to what the president said, the police urgently dispersed hundreds of peaceful protesters outside the doors of the White House, using rubber bullets, tear gas and sudden explosions, the newspaper indicated.
The USA Today journal noted that at 6:30 p.m. local time, law enforcement officers cleaned Lafayette Park with tear gas, rubber bullets, shields and horses, and 15 minutes later, when the president began his statements at the executive mansion the police continued pushing protesters.
Such incidents occurred shortly before a curfew was enacted starting at 7:00 p.m. in this capital, on which Trump said he would deploy military forces to enforce it.
Participants in the mobilizations returned to the White House yesterday afternoon to speak out against Trump and police brutality.
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