In the United States for the first time since 11 September 2001 activated the bunker under the White house
Vacclav / DepositPhotos
The President of the United States Donald trump took refuge in an underground bunker in the heart of Washington during the riots at the White house on the night of Saturday, may 30
The White House / flickr.com
The President of the United States Donald trump took refuge in an underground bunker in the heart of Washington during the riots at the White house on the night of Saturday, may 30, the newspaper the New York Times. According to its sources, the decision was made in the midst of protests against police brutality, the reason for which was the death of African American George Floyd.
That the President went to the shelter, insisted employees of the U.S. secret service. According to CNN, trump has been in the shelter a little less than an hour in the shelter was also his wife Melania and son Barron.
According to the NYT, trump “was surprised” by the protests in Washington. Hundreds of demonstrators flocked to the White house, they tried to stop the police and the US Secret service. The law enforcement officers were throwing bricks and bottles, the protesters had to use pepper spray. In order to avoid serious consequences, Washington authorities decided to close the entrances and exits to the White house.
The Secret service has protocols to protect the President when the White house is under threat. The NYT notes that the bunker had not been used very often and probably not used since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Then in the shelter hiding dick Cheney, who at the time was Vice President of the United States. The 43rd U.S. President George W. Bush also went down into the bunker when he received information about the terrorists hijacking the plane. Later it turned out that it was a false alarm. The newspaper writes that the bunkers were fortified to withstand an attack on the White house using a passenger liner.
The White house refused to confirm whether trump was down in the bunker, saying they would not comment on decisions relating to the safety of the President. While the NYT notes that some employees are not allowed to come to work in the White house because of the threat of renewed unrest.
Mass protests transfered into riots that swept the United States last week after the Internet has got the video of detention of the African-American, on suspicion that he paid at the store with counterfeit cash. Police officer Derek Chauvin pushed him with his knee on his neck, oblivious to the fact that the detainee has complained about the lack of air. The last words of George Floyd was “I can’t breathe”.
On may 27 in Minnesota began street protests subsequently spread to dozens of cities in the United States, and sometimes developed into riots. Authorities in several cities have used the power of the national guard and declared a state of emergency and a curfew.