Trump ‘briefly taken to underground bunker’ during #BlackLivesMatter protests outside White House

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On Friday night, protestors in huge numbers gathered outside the White House in Washington DC, and President Donald Trump was briefly taken to the White House underground bunker.

He was there for less than an hour before US Secret Service and the United States Park Police officers sought to block the protestors.

The protesters identifying themselves with the #BlackLivesMatter movement demanded justice for George Floyd and an end to police brutality against blacks in America. The movement against systemic discrimination and marginalisation of Black Americans has reignited after the killing of Floyd.

Floyd, a Black American died after a police officer strangulated him by pushing his knee over the man’s neck.

The video which was caught on the camera has created an uproar. Violent protests have broken out across the country against police brutality.

As many as 40 cities and Washington D.C. across the United States have imposed curfews in response to the continuing protests.

Micro blogging site Twitter too showed support by adding the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter to its official handle.

News Channel CNN’s correspondent Omar Jimenez was arrested by police while reporting live on air, covering the protests.

Jimenez had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a dozen white police officers surrounded him. Jiminez is also a Black American.


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