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  • Updated: June 07, 2020

Trump Orders Retreat Of National Guards From Streets In Washington

In a tweet on Sunday, US President Donald Trump has ordered the commencement of the withdrawal of troops of the National Guards from Washington streets.

Trump tweeted, “I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, D.C., now that everything is under perfect control.

“They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!”

READ ALSO: George Floyd: Ramaphosa Condemns Attack On Protesters

Streets in cities across the United States have been besieged by protesters over the killing of an African American, George Floyd, on May 25 by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes.

Protesters have called for an end to the systemic racism that continues to claim the lives of African Americans, especially in the hands of police officers.

Tens of thousands of people have walked the streets in solidarity with African Americans to demand a change in the system that seeks to institutionally weaken the black community.

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