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It’s about winning hearts: Police chief says while asking Trump to ‘keep his mouth shut’

Mumbai | Updated on June 03, 2020 Published on June 03, 2020

United States President Donald Trump asked his governors to “dominate” the ongoing protests that erupted over the killing f George Floyd. He said: “If you don’t dominate, you’re wasting your time,” Quint reported.

This did not go well with one of the police chiefs who responded saying that Trump should “keep his mouth shut.”

Houston police chief Art Acevedo in an interview with CNN said: “Let me just say this to the President of the United States, on behalf of the police chiefs of this country: “Please, if you don’t have something constructive to say, keep your mouth shut.”

He added, "It's not about dominance, it's about winning hearts and minds." He further urged the President to not put the lives of young people at risk.

Meanwhile, Trump has warned protesters of military action. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden on Monday, he said the violent protests in Washington DC over the death of George Floyd were a “disgrace” and warned that a curfew will be “strictly enforced.”

Floyd died on May 25 of asphyxiation when a Minneapolis police officer pinned him at the neck. Protests thronged the streets of the United States in the last five days that has led to a curfew-like situation in the States.

Published on June 03, 2020
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