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
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