Violent protests in different cities across the US continued for the sixth day even though curfew has been imposed in around 40 cities.
Most people have ignored the curfew and have kept protesting in wake of George Floyd’s death in police custody.
The clash between protesters and police took place in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Police fired pepper bullets and tear gas to disperse large gatherings.
Protesters set police vehicles on fire and they also looted shops in different cities. They were also involved in lighting fires and throwing stones at riot officers near the White House. Police fired tear gas at them as protesters targeted properties including a historic church, St John’s Episcopal Church, known as the church of the presidents.
According to the Associated Press news agency, at least 4,400 people have been arrested in several days of protests.
The US military force for domestic emergencies The National Guard said that 5,000 personnel have been deployed in 15 states and the capital Washington DC. The National Guard said, “State and local law enforcement agencies remain responsible for security,”
US President Donald Trump tweeted, “Law & Order in Philadelphia, NOW! They are looting stores. Call in our great National Guard.”
Law & Order in Philadelphia, NOW! They are looting stores. Call in our great National Guard like they FINALLY did (thank you President Trump) last night in Minneapolis. Is this what voters want with Sleepy Joe? All Dems!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020