Trump rushed to bunker as George Floyd protests hit Washington DC

Trump rushed to bunker as George Floyd protests hit Washington DC

- President Donald Trump was briefly taken to the underground bunker in the White House after rioters gathered outside the premises

- A source in the White House disclosed that the president was in the underground bunker for a little under an hour

- The incident was said to have occurred when protests erupted outside the White House over the police killing of George Floyd

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President Donald Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker in the White House after rioters gathered outside the premises housing the US president and his family.

A source in the White House disclosed that the president was in the underground bunker for a little under an hour before being brought upstairs, CNN reported.

Briefly.co.za learned that law enforcement source and another source familiar with the matter also told CNN that the first lady, Melania Trump and their son, Barron, were also taken to the bunker.

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Trump evacuated to bunker as rioters surround White House

Trump evacuated to bunker as rioters surround White House
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The incident was said to have occurred on Friday night when protests erupted outside the White House over the police killing of George Floyd by a police officer in the city of in Minneapolis.

Fox News reported that more than 50 Secret Service officers were injured Sunday night by rioters throwing bottles and Molotov cocktails.

An official told the news channel that groups in DC are planting cars filled with incendiary materials for future use.

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It was earlier reported that Derek Chauvin, a US police officer, who was seen in a video kneeling on the neck of a black man, George Floyd, has been charged with murder.

This followed widespread protests over his death. George Floyd was arrested for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop.

Chauvin has now been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, prosecutors said.

He was taken into custody on Friday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

Meanwhile, Chauvin's wife, Kellie Chauvin said she has filed for a divorce from her marriage of ten years to the former officer, NBCNews reported

According to her lawyer, Kellie who has no children from her current marriage cited safety and privacy reason for the divorce. "

I spoke with Kellie Chauvin and her family. She is devastated by Mr Floyd's death and her utmost sympathy lies with his family, with his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving this tragedy.

She has filed for dissolution of her marriage to Derek Chauvin," her attorney said.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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