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Trump Sought to Use Insurrection Act to Crush Black Lives Matter Protests in 2020

HeadlineJun 28, 2021

White House aides drafted a proclamation last June to invoke the Insurrection Act, as then-President Trump considered deploying thousands of active-duty troops in Washington, D.C., to suppress the protests that followed the police killing of George Floyd. That’s according to The New York Times, which reports Trump had to be talked out of the plan to invoke the Insurrection Act to call in the military.

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