The riots that have engulfed the United States are acts of domestic terrorism, said President Donald Trump, speaking to fellow citizens in connection with mass protests over the death of an African-American detained by police. The video was posted on Twitter by the White House.
Trump said that in Washington, protesters seized a police station and set fire to a Church, and the Lincoln memorial and World War II memorial were vandalized. Several people were also killed.
“These are not acts of peaceful protest; they are acts of internal terrorism. The destruction of innocent lives and the shedding of innocent blood is a crime against humanity and God,” the President said.
Mass riots in the United States began after the death of an African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis (Minnesota) as a result of police actions during his detention. One of the police officers put his knee on his neck, despite the words of the detainee that it was difficult for him to breathe. After that, Floyd died.
Pogroms and looting accompany protests. During the riots, several people were killed, including an American FPS employee who received gunshot wounds. About 40 cities, including Washington, imposed a curfew because of the protests, and several thousand National Guard soldiers were also deployed in the country.