Security guards hid U.S. President Donald Trump in an underground White House bunker on Friday night when protests in Washington after the death of an unarmed African American George Floyd at the hands of the police, Washington local media reported on Monday.
The president was taken to the bunker when protesters pushed metal barricades away from the White House gates on Friday evening, the New York Times quoted Interfax as saying. The publication notes that the bunker was previously used during the attacks. According to the newspaper
CNN added that Trump stayed there for about an hour before returning to his residence. It is not known whether his first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron accompanied him.
Protests in Washington were part of the many demonstrations that broke out across the country this weekend in response to Floyd’s death. An African American was detained by police on May 25 in Minneapolis.
During the arrest, one of the policemen pressed Floyd’s neck with his knee. Subsequently, the man died in intensive care, and a video of his detention hit the Internet.