Trump warns against violent protests, says standing by peaceful protesters
Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he acknowledged that the death of George Floyd was a serious tragedy. He said that people have the right to be safe at home and on the streets. Protests have erupted following the death of George Floyd.
Trump said on Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, “Our administration will always stand against violence, destruction, and devastation. We will stand with George Floyd’s family, peaceful protesters, and every law-abiding citizen. ” Trump warned that radical leftist groups could take advantage of looting and plundering and that the group could tarnish George Floyd’s reputation.”
He twitted, “My Administration will always stand against violence, mayhem, and disorder. We will stand with the family of George Floyd, with the peaceful protestors, and with every law-abiding citizen who wants decency, civility, safety, and security.”
"My Administration will always stand against violence, mayhem, and disorder.
We will stand with the family of George Floyd, with the peaceful protestors, and with every law-abiding citizen who wants decency, civility, safety, and security." pic.twitter.com/Wxk6qmBR69
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 30, 2020
In another tweet, he said, “We support the right of peaceful protestors, and we hear their pleas. But what we are now seeing on the streets of our cities has nothing to do with justice or peace.”
Trump said, “The death of George Floyd on the streets of Minneapolis was a grave tragedy. It should never have happened. It has filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger, and grief.”
George Floyd was a black American. He died on Monday in the city of Minneapolis. A viral video on social media shows an officer kneeling on Lloyd’s neck soon after he died. The unrest occurred and protests exploded in the city of Minneapolis after George’s death.