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US media: Trump rushed to underground bunker during White House protests

Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House Protesters demonstrating against the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House
Bennie Garza | 01 June, 2020, 18:41

According to the New York Times and Associated Press, the Secret Service grew alarmed at the hundreds of protesters near the White House, some of whom were throwing bricks at police officers guarding the building, and chose to bring Trump to Presidential Emergency Operations Center, famously known as the bunker in which Vice President Dick Cheney took shelter during the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

According to the publication, First Lady Melania Trump and Barron, their son, were also rushed to the bunker.

The underground bunker inside the White House was designed for use in emergencies such as terrorist attacks. "Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action".

On May 26, Derek Chauvin, a former white Minneapolis police officer, and three other officials had detained Floyd after he allegedly used a counterfeit bill at a store.

Floyd's death in Minneapolis on Monday, has sparked unrest and protests in dozens of cities across the USA, including Washington DC. The officer was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter last week. "We need law and order in this country", White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News. Atlanta was among a string of cities where protests turned violent.

The US president has been widely criticized for his response to the protests that have rocked the nation since video of Floyd's death began spreading on social media.

Protestors gathered outside the White House Friday night, and Trump praised the Secret Service members for keeping people inside the building safe.

Trump has made no major public statement to address the growing crisis but has issued a flurry of tweets, describing protesters as "thugs" and urging mayors and governors to "get tough". "That's when people would have been really badly hurt, at least".

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