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.
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.
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.
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.”