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UK News FOCUS 1-Trump - Counter protests with "overwhelming police presence"

06:30  02 june  2020
06:30  02 june  2020 Source:   bunte.de

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* Trump threatens military action against US citizens

* National Guard stands by

* Protesters are pushed back with tear gas for press photo

* Ex-President Barack Obama condemns violence

Washington, 02 Jun (Reuters) - US President threatens to use military force in violent US protests. He wanted to end the looting and violence that had been going on in the big cities for six nights "now". "Mayors and governors must show an overwhelming police presence until the violence is crushed," Trump said at a press conference in the White House rose garden on Monday (local time). If they were unwilling to defend the lives and property of their residents, he would deploy the US military and "quickly solve the problem for them." Trump also announced measures to protect the state capital: he would be thousands, sometimes heavily armed soldiers and security forces in Washington D.C. contract.

Heiko Maas condemns Donald Trump's threat in the George Floyd case

 Heiko Maas condemns Donald Trump's threat in the George Floyd case Secretary of State Heiko Maas reacts sharply to Donald Trump's threat to deploy soldiers against US protesters. The US President is pouring "oil on the fire," said the SPD politician. © Felix Zahn / Photothek / Getty Images Secretary of State Heiko Maas is sharply criticizing the threat by US President Trump to use the military against demonstrators in the United States . The threat of violence only triggers further violence, Maas told SPIEGEL.

Larry Hogan on Tuesday morning pledged an “ overwhelming display” of protection to prevent further violence and destruction. The Republican governor told reporters, “It shocked a lot of people. What started out as peaceful protest —and 95 percent of the people were peaceful and simply expressing

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A Defense Department official familiar with the matter said, while maintaining anonymity, that some 1200 members of the National Guard had been mobilized for the capital and another 600 to 800 were ready in the evening. Trump previously called on the governors to crack down on the protests. "The order to deploy active troops should be made by the president at this point," said the insider. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, Chief of Staff Mark Milley, Attorney General William Barr and others would coordinate the response in the Department of Justice, another ministry official said.

During Trump's speech, a live broadcast on US television showed how police officers across the street in Lafayette Park fired tear gas at largely peaceful demonstrators and the mounted police pushed back the crowd. The police action gave Trump and his entourage - including the Attorney General William Barr - safe conduct for the walk to nearby St. John's Church. There, Trump posed for photos with a Bible in hand, but didn't answer journalists' questions. "I'm outraged," said Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the Washington Diocese, CNN broadcaster. Trump's message is contrary to church teaching, she said. New York governor Andrew Cuomo also criticized the use of violence to pave the way for Trump to take a press photo. "It was really, really shameful," he said.

US civil rights activists sue Trump over police action against protesters

 US civil rights activists sue Trump over police action against protesters Washington. According to the ACLU, US President, Justice Minister Bill Barr and Secretary of Defense Mark Esper are responsible for the use of tear gas against peaceful demonstrators. © JOSE LUIS MAGANA US forces in riot gear drive tear gas demonstrators from St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House. U.S. civil rights activists have filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump for using tear gas and rubber bullets against protesters outside the White House.

The best way for law enforcement to stop a protest is to have as many cops as protestors .

Public advocate criticizes overwhelming police presence . Peaceful protests should never be met with walls of police officers, Williams explained during a separate Sunday morning press conference.

The background to the demonstrations against racism is the violent death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American. He died in Minneapolis on Monday last week after being held in police custody for minutes by a white policeman with his knee down on his neck. Dozens of people paid tribute to Floyd at the scene of his death, leaving flowers and letters. A little girl wrote: "I will fight with you", with turquoise chalk on the street. "This is healing. My heart was really heavy this morning, so I came here early and when I got there, the weight rose," said Diana Jones, 40, mother of four. "This gives me hope that things will go well." The victim's brother, Terrence Floyd, said to the grieving people that he wanted people to get information and vote instead of resorting to violence and destruction. "Let's do it differently," he said to those present.

Former US President Barack Obama also condemned the use of violence in nationwide protests against racism and excessive police violence on Monday. At the same time, he praised the actions of peaceful demonstrators who sought change. The vast majority of the demonstrators were peaceful, but a "small minority" endangered people and hurt the communities the protests were supposed to help, Obama wrote on an online platform. The violence is destroying communities that are already doing badly and is distracting from the real cause.

(Reporters: Lisa Lambert, Andy Sullivan, Maria Caspani, Peter Szekely, Lucy Nicholson, David Shepardson, Michael Martina and Brendan O'Brien Written by Katharina Loesche. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial team on +49 30 2888 5120.)

'I've never seen so much force': Ellen Pompeo slams police 'aggression' at protests .
Ellen Pompeo has slammed the "aggression" of police officers during the Black Lives Matter protests in the US. The 'Grey's Anatomy' star attended a protest for the cause last week, and has now spoken out to condemn the "force" she has seen used by police trying to control the protests, as she claims there was more "ammunition" present than compared to any protest she has been to in the past. In a video posted to her Instagram Story, Ellen said: "I've been to other protests. I've never seen police with machine guns [there]. I've never seen the National Guard with machine guns.

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