Using a law from 1807, army units are to be used against demonstrators, according to the President
Donald Trump should have got used to the smell of tear gas by now. The way to St. John’s Church, a church near the White House, had to be cleared by the National Guard with tear gas grenades and rubber bullets for the President. The demonstrators who peacefully gathered there might have been the photo session disturbed, which the President organized in this emblematic place – armed with a Bible.
St. John Church is considered the “Church of the Presidents” because so far all heads of state of the United States have attended a service. There were clergymen among the demonstrators outside the church, who were sometimes injured in the brutal police use of space. The bishop of Washington’s Episcopal Diocese responded outraged by the actions of Trump, who used the church for a propaganda show without permission.
The Bible, which the President held in St. Johns in the cameras, was primarily used to legitimize his threatened action against the insurgency movement in the United States. Previously, Donald Trump was in the rose garden of the White House a speech held, which was a declaration of war on the protest movement in the United States.
The president announced the army against the demonstrators if the unrest, which Trump once again called “terror”, would not be suffocated by the states within a very short time. If the states refuse to take the “necessary steps”, he will “deploy the United States Army, which will quickly solve the problem for them,” Trump said literally.
It’s about “dominating the streets,” Trump threatened who shattered all hopes of steps towards de-escalation. He himself would use “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers with military personnel” in Washington to “dominate” the situation, the President of the United States said.
Previously, the president had a conference call tough arguments with the governors of the affected states which he accused of not being tough enough against the protests. The governors were too “weak” and would be “passed over” if necessary, Trump warned, calling for the protests to be put down immediately. After the interview, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of the particularly affected state of Michigan, said that the administration would see “the seeds of hatred and division” in its confrontation course.
According to by observers Trump is pushing for an escalation because he is aware that he cannot currently win the reelection.
Shortly after this “law-and-order speech” by the President, military helicopters were actually sighted in the capital, the tried to intimidate demonstrators while flying low. Videos of. Are circulating on social networks Military truck with soldiers to be used in Washington.
Criticism of the inflammatory militarization of the conflict immediately came from the Pentagon, where senior officials towards the media said an internal military operation caused “discomfort” in the troops. This is already the case given the massive deployment of the National Guard, which is already the largest domestic deployment in the history of the United States. In America, one should not get used to the fact that uniform wearers ensure internal security, a senior Pentagon official warned.
Back to the 19th century
The idea, reminiscent of the blood-drenched early days of capitalism, of simply shooting up riots by army units, could be brought about by one Law from 1807 Become reality. The so-called “Insurrection Act of 1807” allows the United States government to use the army against an internal uprising that threatens the rule of law in the affected state. This can actually happen against the will of the local authorities and authorities. This law was last applied in 1992 – in the suppression of the riots in Los Angeles that followed the Police murder of Rodney King had broken out.
Meanwhile, the president’s threatening gestures appear to have fueled clashes in many US cities. At Gunfire five police officers in St. Louis and Las Vegas were injured within a few hours. A Las Vegas police officer is in intensive care and is struggling with death after being involved in a Las Vegas clash a headshot suffered.
The attacks against representatives of the press continue unabated. Most recently an Australian team of journalists attacked by US police officers in Washington. The Australian government is demanding an investigation by the US judiciary into the incident. Representatives of the “Fourth Force” criticized the fact that the attacks by the security forces, which had hitherto been unknown in this intensity, were a consequence of confrontational rhetoric of the President, who described the press as the “enemy of the people”.
Most of the victims of police violence can be found in the ranks of the demonstrators. A wealth of material is circulating on social networks arbitrary acts of violence of the security forces. Protesters and Television teams in Seattle, police officers who brutally evacuated a neighborhood were attacked while reports were ongoing. Have been in Philadelphia Hundreds of police demonstrators literally covered with irritant gas after all the escape routes for the panicked people were cut off.
Arbitrary acts, Property damage in front of the camera, Body loading, and Threat of violence against children of the police apparatus upgraded in the neoliberal decades have been arrested many times – and cause the anger at the unleashed police forces to swell.
Occasionally, militia formation appears to occur in individual regions, where police forces are armed white vigilantes cooperate to bring minority-affected unrest areas under control. The local centers of the clashes – along with Washington DC – were the cities Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Omaha.
In Chicago, which had seen violent fighting in the past few days, clashes shifted from the center to the suburbs. In Cicero, a suburb of Chicago two humans been shot during the protests. Police forces in Philadelphia have sometimes left their vehicles on the streets in a hurry, followed by demonstrators in front of cameras destroyed have been. In Omaha is raging about after a protester was killed in protests. In Atlanta, the nightly clashes have been raging for the fourth night in a row, with no end in sight.
The conduct of the security forces in Louisville shows that the hatred that drives the conflict does not go away so quickly. Yesterday, police and national guards allegedly shot a group of protesters in response to gunfire and shot a demonstrator in the process (Telepolis reported). It turned out to be that the dead person was not a protest participant, but a local small business owner who was currently having a barbecue there. The victim was known to give the local police food for free. The police officers “forgot” to switch on their body cameras in accordance with the regulations when they were ready to shoot. The dead man’s body just stayed in the middle of the street for 12 hours.