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Trump to meet with Barr, governors amid escalating protests


President Donald Trump will meet with Attorney General William Barr at the White House on Monday before convening a teleconference with governors, law enforcement and national security officials, the White House said late Sunday.

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The plans come as protests spread nationwide in the U.S. after the death of George Floyd, a black man who was filmed in his final moments telling a white police officer whose knee was on his neck that he couldn't breathe.

Protests have turned violent in many major U.S. cities including Washington. Protests flared again Sunday night in the blocks surrounding the White House, with droves of demonstrators chanting ahead of a curfew at 11 p.m. local time. Several buildings were vandalized with graffiti and broken windows, while fires erupted in the vicinity.

 

Published : June 01, 2020

By : Syndication Washington Post, Bloomberg · Derek Wallbank · NATIONAL, COURTSLAW, WHITEHOUSE, RACE