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NYT editor quits due to article on force crackdown on US protests

NYT editor quits due to article on force crackdown on US protests

James Bennett resigned after The New York Times, editor of the Opinions section, following a post in a newspaper by the author of a Republican Senator, Tom Cotton, who called for violent dispersal of protests in the United States. This is reported by the publication itself.

The publication is entitled “Send troops.” Cotton wrote that “the overwhelming demonstration of power” would restore order in the US streets most effectively. The senator called for the dispersal and detention of lawbreakers. He also noted that the American police suffered the most from the violence during the protests and the riots “have nothing to do with George Floyd.” Cotton recalled the existence of the Insurrection Act, which allows the US president to use the military to pacify riots.

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