DC Mayor Muriel doesn’t want military or federal law enforcement presence in the city while people are mourning the loss of George Floyd.
Muriel shared a Tweet yesterday (June 4) of an official detailed letter addressed to Donald Trump, requesting he “withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in DC. During a news conference, Muriel said she doesn’t want them the military or federal law enforcers handling the protestors.
I request that @realDonaldTrump withdraw all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence from our city. pic.twitter.com/AvaJfQ0mxP
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020
On June 1, tensions grew between peaceful protestors, pushing for social equality after Trump enforced federal law officers to fire rubber bullets and chemical gas at demonstrators. Trump also threatened to mobilize “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers to quell lawlessness across the country.”
Washington Post reports hundreds of people were ambushed after Trump ordered the National Guard, U.S. Park Police and Secret Service to “push away” non-violent protestors who stand against police brutality in light of the murder of George Floyd. Trump’s reason for aggressively clearing the path was so he could walk through the park to visit the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, a day after a fire was set in the basement, amid the outrage from the public lynching of Geroge Floyd.
Take a look at the commotion caused after Trump ordered law enforcement against peaceful demonstrators.
Browser also approved a massive Black Lives Matter mural painted on the road of the White House (16th St.)