President Donald Trump says he has given the order for National Guard troops to begin withdrawing from Washington DC, saying everything is now “under perfect control”.
The DC Government requested some guard forces last week to assist law enforcement with managing protests, but Mr Trump ordered thousands more troops and federal law enforcement to the city to “dominate” the streets after some instances of looting and violence.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser last week called on Mr Trump to withdraw the troops.
“I have just given an order for our National Guard to start the process of withdrawing from Washington, DC, now that everything is under perfect control,” Mr Trump tweeted.
“They will be going home, but can quickly return, if needed. Far fewer protesters showed up last night than anticipated!”
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