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Tag: Washington DC

  • Friday, June 5th 2020 - 08:23 UTC

    Washington DC mayor wants active-military sent by Trump out of the city

    Like cities countrywide, the U.S. capital has been rocked by a week of protests against police brutality and racism following the death of George Floyd

    Thousands of National Guard troops and federal officers in riot gear and masks ringed the White House and monuments in the U.S. capital this week, evoking comparisons to an occupying force. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday said she wants most of them out of her district of 700,000 residents. But her powers are limited.

  • Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 - 08:40 UTC

    Thousands demonstrate before the US Capitol yelling “silence is violence”

    The throng at the US capitol then stood up and chanted “take a knee” and “who do you protect?” as officers faced them.

    Thousands of demonstrators took to a knee in the grass outside the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, chanting “silence is violence” and “no justice, no peace,” just before a government-imposed curfew as rallies against police brutality swelled in major cities.

  • Tuesday, June 2nd 2020 - 08:40 UTC

    Trump threatens to deploy thousands of “heavily armed” soldiers

    ”I am dispatching thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers to stop the rioting, looting, vandalism, assaults and the wanton destruction of pro

    US President Donald Trump on Monday said he was deploying thousands of “heavily armed” soldiers and police to prevent further protests in Washington, where buildings and monuments have been vandalized near the White House.

  • Tuesday, August 28th 2018 - 09:07 UTC

    Women’s economic empowerment discussed at OAS with Ivanka Trump

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump underlined “the world is more prosperous, more at peace when women across the globe can fully participate in the economy”

    The Inter-American Council for Integral Development of the Organization of American States (OAS) today organized a meeting that featured Secretary General Luis Almagro, White House Advisor Ivanka Trump and the President and CEO the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Ray W. Washburne, to discuss “Financial Empowerment of Women for the Sustainable Social and Economic Development of the Americas.”