George Floyd protests: Trump warns to “take back” Seattle
US President Donald Trump has warned against “taking back” a police-free district in Seattle where protesters were protesting.
Protests continued, on Monday, police left an area in the town. Donald Trump said the area had been overtaken by “domestic terrorists” The leaders of the state of Washington told him not to interfere in their matters.
Protesters protested peacefully after police withdrew from the city.
It was called Chaz, an abbreviation of Capitol Hill Autonomous Region, according to the international news agency. Many people gathered to demonstrate, hear speeches and engage in the events.
President Trump has outlined proposals for police reform, such as more training funding and national guidelines on the use of force.
He attacked the liberal Democratic leaders in the northwest US state of Washington and Seattle in many tweets.
“Take back your city NOW,” Mr. Trump wrote on Thursday. “If you don’t do it, I will.
He said in another tweet, “Domestic Terrorists have taken over Seattle”, saying Washington Governor Jay Inslee was “looking ‘the fool’”.
Mr. Inlsee tweeted back: “A man who is totally incapable of governing should stay out of Washington state’s business.”
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said in unity with the protests, “Make us all safe. Go back to your bunker.”
“The threat to invade Seattle, to divide and incite violence in our city, is not only unwelcome, it would be illegal,” she added.