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Donald Trump has vowed to deploy the United States military unless states halt violent protests following the death of George Floyd.
The president was speaking as tear gas was fired on demonstrators close to the White House in Washington DC.
Speaking in the Rose Garden, Mr Trump said he was mobilising all federal resources to suppress protests that have erupted since the death of Mr Floyd in Minneapolis.
“Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled,” he added.
“If a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.”
The 46-year-old died after a police officer was filmed kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes during his arrest for allegedly using a fake $20 note in a shop, despite him warning that he could not breathe.
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Byron Chen Chun is better informed than most people in China, but he admits that this year’s 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen crackdown nearly slipped his mind. “June 4? The date might have passed me by if you hadn’t brought it up,” he admitted. “It’s just there have been too many competing agendas these days that hardly leave any room for one to reflect upon June 4,” Chen said. Last year the Shenzhen-based political scientist and author fell…
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Amid growing fears of a coronavirus “super spreader” in Hong Kong, the city breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday after reporting no new cases of Covid-19. A string of infections over the past three days, all linked to a public housing estate in Sha Tin and a warehouse in Kwai Chung, had raised concerns of a greater outbreak. But after recording six new cases on Tuesday, two of which involved people returning from Pakistan, and four…
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