The New York police dismantled the protest camp at city hall

Trump said that he could send Federal agents to the city, to which the city authorities threatened a lawsuit against the administration.

New York police have cleared a camp set up by anti-racism protesters and homeless people near city hall after President Donald Trump threatened to send federal agents to help law enforcement in the most significant American city.

Officers of the New York Police Department, accompanied by cleaners and lawyers, dismantled the tents just before dawn, forcing out about 50 demonstrators, police chief Dermot Shea told reporters.

According to him, there were no collisions and injuries.

The Occupy city hall camp came into existence a month ago after large-scale demonstrations against police brutality sparked by the death of an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, while being detained by law enforcement in Minneapolis in May.

On Monday, Trump warned that he could send Federal officers to New York and other cities run by Democrats to protect Federal buildings and address the collapse of law and order, as he called it.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday that he would sue the Trump administration if the President sends Federal agents to the US economic capital.

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Author: Steve Cowan
Graduated From Princeton University. He has been at the Free Press since October 2014. Previously worked as a regional entertainment editor.
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