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Trump Issues Order for National Guard Withdrawal from D.C.

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Members of the DC National Guard, U.S. Park Police and U.S. Secret Service watch from Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump tweeted on Sunday morning that he has given an order for the National Guard to begin withdrawing from the nation’s capital, after thousands of people took part in peaceful protests to address police brutality and racial injustice earlier in the weekend.

On Saturday night, the commander-in-chief tweeted:

Large crowds had traveled to Washington, D.C. to protest police brutality and racial injustice following the death of George Floyd continued the trend of maintaining peaceful demonstrations on Saturday.

There were no arrests during demonstrations in D.C. on Thursday and Friday, which marked the seventh and eighth straight days of protests there.

In addition, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser canceled the curfew that had been in place since last Monday.