Trump Issues Order for National Guard Withdrawal from D.C.

first_imgMuch smaller crowd in D.C. than anticipated. National Guard, Secret Service, and D.C. Police have been doing a fantastic job. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020 On Saturday night, the commander-in-chief tweeted: Large crowds had traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest police brutality and racial injustice following the death of George Floyd continued the trend of maintaining peaceful demonstrations on Saturday.There were no arrests during demonstrations in D.C. on Thursday and Friday, which marked the seventh and eighth straight days of protests there.In addition, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser canceled the curfew that had been in place since last Monday.center_img President Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that he has given an order for the National Guard to begin withdrawing from the nation’s capital, after thousands of people took part in peaceful protests to address police brutality and racial injustice earlier in the weekend.I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control. They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020last_img

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