Trump To Send Law Enforcement in US Cities to Control Protests

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Trump To Send Law Enforcement in US Cities to Control Protests
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The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has threatened protestors saying that he will be sending federal law enforcement officers in the U.S major cities soon.

On Monday, Trump criticized several cities, including New York and Chicago saying their leaders were scared to act. The cities he criticized are run by “liberal democrats.”

Further, he said that the officers sent to Oregon had done a “fantastic job” by restoring the order despite the on-going protests in Portland. On the other hand, the local officials say that the federal officers have made the circumstances worse now. 

Resulting, the state leaders have requested the President to remove the federal law enforcement officers from Portland. Leaders have accused the President of giving these protests a political angle in this election year. 

On Monday, President Trump announced- “We’re sending law enforcement. We can’t let this happen to the cities.” Source: BBC. 

While speaking on the rising number of protests in the different cities of the nation, Mr. Trump named a few major cities run by liberal democrats. These cities included- Philadelphia, New York City, Baltimore, Detroit, and Oakland. 

He said- “We’re not going to let this happen in our country, all run by liberal Democrats.” Source: BBC.

Further, he said that Portland’s Mayor, Oregon’s Governor, and the lawmakers of other cities are scared of the “anarchists.”

“They’re afraid of these people. That’s the reason they don’t want us to help them.” He said. 

Further, he added- “[Federal officers] ha

ve been there three days, and they really have done a fantastic job in a very short period of time, no problem. They grab a lot of people and jail the leaders. These are anarchists.” Source: BBC. 

The sent officers are a vital part of the DHS (Department of Homeland Security) unit. 

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Source: BBC