The White House approach in Washington was fenced off by heavy machinery from the crowd.
On the street opposite the White House, which faces right into Lafayette Square, there are two military trucks, a few tens of meters away, a chain of soldiers with shields that bear the words “Military Police” on them.
The protesters are standing right in front of them. People are chanting slogans one by one.
Earlier on Wednesday, it was reported that the curfew in Washington, imposed on May 31 amid the riots over the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police, will last another day.
On the same day, White House Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told journalists in a briefing that U.S. President Donald Trump would enforce the law to suppress military uprisings if necessary.
In turn, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper opposed the application of the law. According to him, this is an extreme measure and it is worth resorting to only “in the most urgent and difficult situations. According to the head of the Pentagon, the current situation in the United States is not such.
Meanwhile, June 3, Pentagon moved about 1.6 thousand military men to Washington on the background of protests. So far, the soldiers have not taken part in the actions of civil authorities, but are on high alert.