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    President Trump ‘smuggled’ into Bunker as George Floyd Protesters reach the White House

    Last Monday welcomed the video of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, who died at the hands of police in Minneapolis. The event has since ignited the new wave of criticisms over law enforcement’s use of lethal force against unarmed African Americans.

    Floyd ceased breathing after Minneapolis policeman, Derek Chauvin, got him to the ground and knelt on his neck for almost nine minutes. Ever since, Chauvin has been charged with some high degree murder; while the remaining three others with him have been fired without any named charges for their part in the crime.

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    Floyd’s death has triggered violent unrests and protests in many cities across the US.

    The New York Times reports that as demonstrations outside the White House became violent, with aggrieved protesters hurling bricks, bottles and shouting disrespectful words at Trump, the Secret Service agents hurriedly moved the president to the underground bunker used in the past when there was a scary terrorist attacks.

    Meanwhile, amid the chaotic protests, curfew has been declared in over 40 cities across the United States on Sunday.

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    According to CNN, approximately 5,000 National Guard officers have been activated in 15 states and Washington DC with another 2,000 on hold.

    President Trump has suffered criticism over his video response to Floyd’s death viral on social media.

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    Mayor Eric Garcetti, told CNN that residents were advised to use their own discretion and leave early enough in a bid to help make sure that those who want to take advantage of the unrests which has assumed a racial dimension do not win the day.

    Microsoft News reports that the determination to deploy National Guards officers is not so common, and has evoked disturbing memories of the unrests of 1967 and 1968 in a turbulent period of protest over racial and economic matters.

    Despite days of protests and violent clashes with police authorities, Trump has not addressed the nation; but he has repeatedly posted messages which appear insensitive to Americans on Twitter.

    On Friday, Trump sent a Twitter message that protesters could have been ruthlessly attacked with vicious dogs as well as with dangerous weapons in the possession of the U.S Secret Service, if they had made any attempt to forcefully access the White House.

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    Also, Trump accused Washington DC Mayor for lacking the foresight to mobilize police for protection the White House.

    ITV News reports that Trump complained that the Mayor let the protesters scream and rant as much as they desired, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down hard on them.

    Meanwhile, according to Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, the president had spoken to his grieving family, but the conversation was brief and he was personally not given an opportunity to even express himself.

    Associated Press said Trump stayed nearly almost one hour inside the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican close to the White House.

    The swift decision of the security agents places a strong emphasis on the anxious mood inside the White House, where noisy chants from protesters in Lafayette Park could be heard throughout the weekend and Secret Service agents and law enforcement officers struggling to keep the rioters under control.

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    According to the Republicans, President Trump and his family have been terribly disturbed by the number of protesters and their venom. Although it was not immediately stated, if Melania Trump and the couple’s teenage son, Barron, were moved with the president inside the bunker.
    As U.S cities blazed each night and violent pictures fill up TV coverage, the President’s men are analyzing the prospect of an Oval Office speech in a bid to reduce tension. The notion was discarded for lacking in policy proposals and the president’s seeming unwillingness to give a message of unity.

    Trump was not publicly seen on Sunday. Instead, a Presidential staff member unapproved to discuss the plans ahead of time said Trump was expected to draw the difference between the legitimate peaceful protesters and the unacceptable actions of violent protesters.

    On Sunday, Trump sent a Twitter message from a conservative analyst suggesting law enforcement agencies could respond with a greater force, if the need arose.

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    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun
    Bazezew Zerihun is the Founder, CEO & EDITOR IN CHIEF of Awutar. He lives in Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. By profession, he is Blogger, Content Writer, Web Designer, and Developer. If you want to get in touch with him write via: [email protected]


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