“As far as we understand, all the military forces attracted from outside that have not yet left the city will be withdrawn within 48 hours, the countdown of which began yesterday,” the mayor said at a briefing on Monday.
A week ago, After riots and looting swept across the country after the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, at the hands of the police, national guard forces were brought in to restore order.
In Washington, the situation escalated after a crackdown on peaceful demonstrators for US President Donald Trump to visit a Church that vandals tried to set on fire during the riots. The introduction of the National Guard and armed police forces into the capital on the instructions of the President caused the rejection of citizens and local authorities. In recent days, the situation in Washington has stabilized, continuing demonstrations are peaceful, and the Washington police have taken the place of armed security officers.