There were further clashes between police and protesters on Sunday.
Police used tear gas on Sunday near the White House to disperse protesters who did not comply with the capital’s curfew, like other major cities in the United States where thousands of people demonstrate sometimes with violence for several days against police brutality and racism.
Curfews have been imposed on Washington, Los Angeles and Houston to prevent protests following the death of George Floyd, an African American who died after his arrest by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, new violence and new looting.
But while President Donald Trump’s administration called the instigators of the riots terrorists, there were further clashes between police and protesters on Sunday. Several thousand people took part across the country in these rallies against police violence and racism.
Donald Trump taken to an underground bunker
In Washington, crowds gathered in front of the White House chanting slogans, lighting fires, and holding up signs. According to the New York Times, Donald Trump was taken to a underground bunker by the Secret Service – the president’s and personal protection agency – on Friday for a similar demonstration outside his residence.
While saying they understood their anger, many local officials urged protesters to be restrained before this sixth night of protest, while Donald Trump, faced with the most serious civil unrest in his mandate, castigated the “anarchists”.