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Trump asks 10,000 soldiers to counter Washington’s protests

CNN reported that the White House has requested that 10,000 soldiers be sent to the capital, Washington, to counter protests over the killing of African-American citizen George Floyd at the hands of the police.

CNN quoted its news about senior military officers, who did not give his name, noting that the Trump administration had requested 10,000 soldiers to interfere in the Washington protests; However, Defense Secretary Mark Esber and Chief of Staff Mark Miley opposed the army’s use of these issues.

Trump asks 10,000 soldiers to counter Washington's protests

The network added that “Mark Esber sent about 1,600 soldiers to Washington, explaining that the soldiers began withdrawing last Thursday from Washington, DC, which is home to 5 thousand national guards, and they do not need help from the army.”

Mark Miley confirmed in his tense” conversation with Trump, that Washington does not need the soldiers.

On Friday, Trump urged state governors to call the National Guard to counter the demonstrations that have been sweeping the country since the killing of George Floyd, which was not supported by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.

On May 25, Minneapolis city police arrested George Floyd on suspicion of fraud, and during his arrest a policeman put his knee on his neck while he was in detention.

Floyd then appealed to the policeman to remove his knee from his neck, saying: “I cannot breathe,” but his appeals were not received, so that he could die.

Since the 26th of the same month, the United States has been witnessing protests against Floyd’s killing, which has subsequently turned into violence between protesters and the police.

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