US President Donald Trump promised to deploy troops in response to ongoing protests in many cities around the country.
“If a city or state refuses to take the necessary actions to protect the lives and property of its inhabitants, I will deploy the United States forces and quickly solve the problem for them”, Trump said and called the violent protests – “internal terrorist acts” that are fueled by a “third party” and must be suppressed by law enforcement.
Authorities in about 40 US cities had to impose a curfew. Washington, Los Angeles, Miami, Detroit, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Minneapolis and others announced a ban on street demonstrations at night. The governors of several states, including Texas and Virginia, imposed a state of emergency.
The last time the curfew in the United States was imposed more than 50 years ago – after the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968.
The speed and the scale of violence that swept across the United States makes us think of a certain “center” that corrects, directs and “adds fuel to the fire.” And here it is, the question that naturally arises – “Who benefits from this?”