In the area of Washington has deployed military

About 1.6 thousand soldiers were deployed in the vicinity of Washington, where protests erupted in connection with the death of the African-American George Floyd, reports Reuters with reference to the official representative of the Pentagon, Jonathan Hoffman.

According to the Pentagon, the soldiers are "in a state of high alert," but does not provide assistance to civil authorities.

Previously RIA Novosti reported that on Tuesday evening, despite the curfew, the White house there were protesters, who chanted various slogans, including calling for the resignation of the President of the United States Donald trump.

The head of the White house called to his Twitter Washington "the safest place on earth." According to police the nation's capital, in riots Monday night were burned one machine of law enforcement, injuring two guards, the riots were detained about 300 people.

The riots in American cities erupted after the death in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. In the Internet appeared the footage, which shows that the man was handcuffed, knocked him down, and one of the guards stepped on his knee on the neck.

In the video, the detainee several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. He later died in intensive care. The official forensic results have confirmed that Floyd died of strangulation.

Four police officers fired, one of them was accused of murder by negligence. In Washington and other cities of the country declared a curfew.