US President Donald Trump has promised to restore security in the United States, which is witnessing a historic wave of anger, provoked by the death of George Floyd while the police are arresting him, threatening to deploy the army to stop the violence.
In New York, many supermarkets were plundered on the famous Fifth Avenue, and the police announced the arrest of "hundreds" of people.
A week after the murder of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black citizen, asphyxiated by a white policeman in Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles and dozens of other American cities have stepped up security and extended the night curfew.
In Washington, dozens of demonstrators were arrested without violence, on Monday evening, for violating the curfew.
St. Louis police chief, Missouri, said five policemen were shot, one of them in serious condition. After a peaceful demonstration on Monday afternoon, about 200 people began throwing stones and crackers at the police, before beginning to loot the shops. The police chief admitted that his men had responded with "ammunition."
In the face of these unrest, Trump announced on Monday in a resolute tone the deployment of "thousands of heavily armed soldiers" in the capital, and two policemen, to stop "riots and looting."
He considered that the unrest that occurred on Sunday in Washington was a "stigma", calling on state governors to move quickly and firmly to "control the street" and stop the cycle of violence.
"If a city or state refuses to make the decisions necessary to defend the lives and property of its residents, I will deploy the US military to quickly solve the problem instead of it," Trump said in a warning tone.
The Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, denounced this position, which Trump announced after a surprise visit to a church adjacent to the White House.
Biden said in a tweet on Twitter that Trump, whom he will face in the November 3 presidential election, "is using the US military against the Americans." It is firing tear gas at peaceful demonstrators. ”
The tweet of former Vice President, Barack Obama, came after Trump on Monday evening walked from the White House to the Church of St. John, adjacent to the Presidential Residence, which was affected by sabotage Sunday night.
On Monday evening, Trump stood before the yellow architectural teacher, raising his right hand with the Bible, and said, "We have a great country."