The New York Times
· Trump's Use of the Insurrection Act May Be a Final Straw for the Military →
On Tuesday, a day after mobilizing military policemen and an Army Black Hawk helicopter for aggressive crowd control during a photo op, President Trump deployed elements of the 82nd Airborne Division to Washington.
· 'HMS Bubble': How the Queen is getting through lockdown →
The Duke, who turns 99 on Wednesday of next week, retired to Park Farm on the Sandringham Estate after standing down from public duties in 2017, but was taken by helicopter to their Berkshire residence before the restrictions.
· Seth Meyers on Trump: 'The worst-case scenario is here' →
And “in case you think maybe the people around Trump will just ignore his lawless authoritarianism”, Meyers continued “the chairman of the joint chiefs, a four-star general, was patrolling the streets of DC last night,” The defense secretary, Mark Esper, told governors that they “need to dominate the battle space”, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas called on the president to send in lethal military units to subdue protesters, and “military helicopters performed a ‘show of force’ maneuver that is often used in combat zones to scare away insurgents.”
· Trump eyes US military to quell protests despite his own skepticism about it as a police force →
Foreshadowing a surreal night in the nation's capital that saw military Blackhawk and other helicopters deployed to hover low over Washington, DC, to intimidate and dissuading any form of protests – peaceful or violent – Mr Trump shed his long-held view that the US military is an ineffective police department.
· How Trump's idea for a photo op led to havoc in a park →
The police and other forces pursued demonstrators around the capital the rest of the evening, with military helicopters even swooping low overhead in what were called shows of force.
· George Floyd protests: Trump pressed aides about sending tanks and military units to quell nationwide demonstrations, report says →
The Daily Beast also reported that military helicopters were ordered to fly low over the protests in the nation’s capital.
· George Floyd protests: Police fire tear gas canister at unarmed man after macing him →
Other incidents under investigation include the use of low-flying helicopters to disperse protesters in Washington, DC, where more than 3,000 national guard troops have now been deployed.
The New York Times
· What’s Different About the Protests in Los Angeles This Time →
On Tuesday night in Los Angeles, the sound of police helicopters once again thudded overhead and sirens screamed as the sun set.
· U.K. police chiefs 'appalled' by Floyd death, say 'there is always more to do' →
News helicopter footage from NBC affiliate KGW appeared to show smoke or tear gas being used and what a reporter from the station described as flash bangs.
· Jair Bolsonaro has trashed Brazil's image but he hasn't broken its soul →
On Sunday, Bolsonaro arrived by military helicopter to join a protest against the supreme court and congress, which have tried to limit the president’s abuses.