Trump deploys military as George Floyd aftermath prompts riots

Trump deploys military as George Floyd aftermath prompts riots

- President Donald Trump has announced that he will be deploying thousands of military troops

- This comes as the US is experiencing violent riots with looting taking place across the country

- The unrest is as a result of the murder of George Floyd and Trump says he intends to keep citizens safe

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President Donald Trump insists that he is the boss of law and order in the United States amid immense unrest.

The leader has now deployed thousands of military troops to put an end to the violent riots and looting taking place in his country.

However, outrage has rippled through the nation after it appears the first chore for the military was to pepper spray and shoot rubber bullets at peaceful protestors.

While Trump promises that justice will be served for George Floyd, whose death sparked international outrage over police brutality, he highlighted that he wouldn't allow the 'angry mob' to steal the spotlight from peaceful protesters.

READ ALSO: Trevor Noah voices out support for George Floyd and #BlackLivesMatter

The looting, according to Trump, was victimising citizens in 'our poorest communities' and the president vowed to keep those citizens safe. He then referred to himself as:

"Your president of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters."

Trump slammed law enforcement for not doing enough to protect citizens and small businesses from looters.

Moving to shut down 'domestic terror', Trump promised that if mayors and governors didn't do enough to protect their streets, then he had no option but to step in.

The president mobilised 'thousands and thousands of heavily-armed soldiers' to end the 'wanton destruction of property'.

But TMZ reports that Trump doesn't actually have the authority to send troops in unless requested to do so by governors, many of whom have rejected the offer.

Al Jazeera reports that Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo had signalled shock at the death of Floyd in police custody:

"Black people, the world over, are shocked and distraught by the killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, by a white police officer in the United States of America. We stand with our kith and kin in America in these difficult and trying times."

Trevor Noah had added his voice to the thousands condemning police brutality after the incident revealing that he believes the unrest that followed was a justified response, Briefly.co.za reported.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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