Washington to deploy additional 'federal assets' across US as George Floyd riots continue

Washington to deploy additional 'federal assets' across US as George Floyd riots continue
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The White House has announced plans to deploy additional "federal assets" across the US in a bid to curb the violence linked to the protests over the killing of George Floyd, an African-American man, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to the statement, President Donald Trump wants US streets to be "dominated" by the National Guard and local police forces for the sake of restoring order, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

The measure is a result of Trump's consultations with Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark A. Milley, and Attorney General William Barr. White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany announced that a dedicated body will be created to coordinate the actions of the White House with state and municipal governments in regards to stopping the wave of violent demonstrations.

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