The president of United States of America, Donald Trump has threatened to use force against angry protesters demanding a complete justice over the killing of George Floyd, who was killed by a white Minneapolis police officer.
The angry protesters continued the overnight protest for the third night setting fire on the Minneapolis precinct.
More than 170 businesses damaged or looted with dozens of fires, inline with the saints Paul police department report.
Expressing his anger at the protesters, Trump labelled the protesters as thugs, saying they are dishonouring the memory of Floyd.
He urged the Minneapolis mayor, Jacob Frey, to control the protesters or he would order the use of lethal force against them
“l can’t stand back and watch this happen to a great American city, Minneapolis, a total lack of leadership. Either the very weak radical left mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control , or I will send in the national guard and get the job done right.
The national guard confirmed their presence at Minneapolis as they said they were ready to escort the Minneapolis fire department to ensure a smooth operation.
“we have activated more than 500 soldiers to st.paul , Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate. A key objective is to ensure fire departments can respond to calls”, said the national guard at Minneapolis.
Meanwhile, the police precinct in Minnesota went up in flames as officers abandoned the station.
The protesters pushed through barriers around the building, breaking windows and chanting slogans.