Death Floyd, Trump ready to appeal to the army. Biden’s accusation: he wants soldiers against the people

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American President Donald Trump mobilizes the army “and all available federal resources” against the protesters “to quickly resolve” the problem of protests over the death of George Floyd, the African American killed by a police officer in Minneapolis. Trump himself announced this while speaking from the White House. Shortly afterwards, the attack by Joe Biden, former vice president and opponent of Trump in the upcoming elections, came: he wants to use the US military against the American people, Biden said.

Trump “strongly urged” state governors to “take control of the streets” by mobilizing the National Guard, otherwise, he warned, “I will deploy the US military and quickly resolve the problem for them.” “I am also taking rapid and decisive action – he continued – for our capital, Washington DC”. The head of the White House has therefore warned: “Those who threaten innocent lives and private property will be arrested, imprisoned, prosecuted … I want these terror organizers to know that they will face severe criminal convictions and long prison sentences.”

“I am your president, by law and order” and “ally of all peaceful protesters,” said Trump. But “in the last few days – he continued – our nation has been held in the grip of professional anarchists, violent bosses, incendiary people, looters, criminals, rioters, antifa and others”.
The nation, Trump added, needs “security and not anarchy”.

After surgery in the Rose Garden of the White House, Trump went on foot to the nearby church of St. John Episcopal, which was damaged during the protests. “Now I’m going to pay tribute to a very special place,” said the American president, who later went back to the Bible with his hand. To help Trump get to the church safely, police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters who were peacefully protesting.

Trump therefore wants to resort to the Insurrection Act, a law of 1807. The president has reported that he has already ordered the mobilization of “thousands and thousands of heavily armed men, military personnel and law enforcement officers” to stop the violence in Washington Dc. The Insurrection Act gives the President of the United States the power, in exceptional cases, to mobilize the federal army and the National Guard for police duties. This is a measure signed by Thomas Jefferson and last invoked in 1992, to quell protests in Los Angeles after the acquittal of agents who beat African American Rodney King to death.

The coroner who performed the autopsy on George Floyd’s body, meanwhile, said that the 46-year-old African American died of “a cardiac arrest caused by the pressure exerted on his neck” by the policemen who had stopped him. So it was a “murder”. In a preliminary report it was ruled out that this was the cause of his death. Already from a previous autopsy, commissioned by Floyd’s family members, it emerged that it was murder.

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