Trump holds a meeting with the prosecutor general on Monday amid protests in the country

By | June 1, 2020
Trump holds a meeting with the prosecutor general on Monday amid protests in the country

Dozens of U.S. cities impose curfews on unrest

US President Donald Trump is holding a private meeting on Monday with Attorney General William Barr after a wave of violent protests swept through the country over the weekend.

Demonstrations that broke out after the death of African-American George Floyd began peacefully, but in many cities, they resulted in clashes, fires, and looting.

At least 15 states and Washington have engaged the National Guard in riot control. Dozens of cities across the country have introduced curfews.

Trump has not yet made public statements about the crisis, but commented on the events in a series of tweets, calling the demonstrators “bandits” and urging mayors and governors to “act tough.” He also threatened to engage the armed forces, however, as the National Security Advisor said on Sunday, the administration has not yet taken the National Guard under federal control.

After meeting with Barr, the president planned a teleconference with governors and representatives of law enforcement agencies and departments that ensure national security.

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