Protests in the nation’s capital against police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd appear to be under control, leading President Trump to order National Guard troops to withdraw from Washington D.C. on Sunday.
Trump tweeted Sunday morning:
I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control. They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!
Though this weekend’s protests were projected to be some of the largest ever seen in the city, the explosion of chaos that wracked the city last weekend seems to have lost steam.
However, as the White House braced for renewed attacks on the perimeter on Friday, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) praised protesters gathering around the White House, saying “if he [Trump] can take over Washington, D.C., he can come for any state and none of us will be safe.”
“So today, we pushed the army away from our city. Our soldiers should not be treated that way. They should not be asked to move on American citizens.”
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