President of the United States Donald trump thinks that he will have to use a law allowing the use of military force domestically to quell riots and protests. He said this in an interview with Newsmax TV.
the President was asked whether he is ready to send military in those cities where the intensity of the protests triggered by the death of the African-American George Floyd, is particularly high. “It will depend on the circumstances. I don’t think we will have to do so”, – TASS quoted the trump.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the White house kaylie Makinen reported that the President of the United States, if necessary, can use the law of 1807, which gives the head of state the right to use the armed forces in the country. However, the Minister of defense mark Esper opposed this idea. In his opinion, this step is resorted to only as a last resort and only in the most urgent and tough situations.
Recall that the reason for mass protests in the U.S. was a hard police arrest 46-year-old George Floyd, in which the man died. Now the authorities are investigating. A curfew has already been introduced in 40 cities across the country. In the suppression of the riots involved thousands of soldiers of the national guard. The victims of the protests began at least 11 people.