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President Trump vowed Monday to deploy the military if local authorities can’t halt violence that has broken out amid a wave of protests nationwide over the death of George Floyd in police hands. Trump called himself an “ally of peaceful protesters” in a press conference in the White House’s Rose Garden, remarks that contrasted sharply with events outside the grounds minutes earlier, when military police and local police fired tear gas and flash grenades to disperse a group of peaceful demonstrators. WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 01: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement to the press in the Rose ... [+] Garden about restoring "law and order" in the wake of protests at the White House June... Full story

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