National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE
National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

George Floyd protests: Trump risks carnage if he unleashes anti-insurrection federal troops on Americans

  • If the US president carries out his threat, the latest dismaying development under his watch, it would mean invoking the Insurrection Act of 1807
  • Such a move would spell disaster for not just the US but also the world order. Warnings from military leaders must not be brushed aside

National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE
National Guard members take a knee as people protest against the death of George Floyd in Hollywood, California, on June 2. Forcibly sending in soldiers will be dangerously divisive. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.