U.S. General apologizes for appearing with Trump and supports protests

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The head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States, General Mark Milli, called his mistake appearing next to US President Donald Trump after breaking up a peaceful demonstration near the White House in Washington.

It is reported by CNN.

Millie noted that he regrets having accompanied Trump on a walk from the White House to St. John’s Church last week.

“I shouldn’t have been there. My presence at that moment and in that environment gave the impression that the military was involved in domestic politics. As an authorized officer in the service, I realized my mistake and took it into account. I sincerely hope that this will be a lesson for all of us, ”he said.

The general also added that he was outraged by the murder of George Floyd, and that the protests caused by this speak of “centuries-old injustice against African Americans.”

Recall that earlier in Minneapolis, police detained a black man. During the arrest, one of the policemen used a choking technique, stepping a knee on the man’s neck. At the same time, the detainee, 46-year-old George Floyd, repeatedly told the white officer that he could not breathe. Due to the brutal detention, the man died. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was strangulation. On May 28, mass protests broke out in the United States against racism and police aggression.

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