The military can quickly deploy to Minnesota if requested by local authorities. This was stated by U.S. President Donald Trump before his departure to Florida. The recording was published on White House Twitter.
Local authorities must be tough and act smart, said the President.
Earlier, May 30, the agency Associated Press reported that the Pentagon had brought the military police in a state of readiness to send to Minneapolis as soon as possible.
Protests in Minneapolis and other cities of Minnesota began after the death of 46-year-old African American George Floyd. The man died on May 25 after three policemen threw him on the pavement and held him for more than eight minutes. On May 30, for the first time in the state’s history, the National Guard declared a full riot control mobilization.