DC Mayor Bowser demands Trump withdraw military and federal law enforcement from city amid protests over George Floyd

Posted on AllSides June 5th, 2020
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Violence in America, George Floyd protests, law enforcement, Muriel Bowser, Washington DC

D.C. officials hardened their opposition to the expanding federal law enforcement and military presence in the city Friday, demanding that President Donald Trump withdraw forces from the city.

Citing confusion over lines of authority and a dramatic decline in violence at recent protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, Bowser said the city had sufficient resources to ensure public safety.

"We are well equipped to handle large demonstrations and First Amendment activities," said Bowser in a letter to Trump dated Thursday, adding that the mass deployment of federal law...

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