Democratic Governors Tell Trump They Don’t Want Military to Deal With Protests

Route Fifty: Democratic state and local leaders are bristling at President Trump’s suggestion that he might deploy military troops into U.S. cities to stop riots and other unrest sparked by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for over eight minutes.

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in cities across the U.S. in the past week to protest—many of them peacefully. But the demonstrations have also seen violent clashes between police and civilians, looting and vehicles and structures set on fire.

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