Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser formally requested in a letter dated Thursday that President Trump remove “all extraordinary federal law enforcement and military presence” in place due to the protests over the killing of George Floyd from the city.
The big picture: Tensions between protesters and law enforcement in the capital have died down this week, with the demonstrations becoming overwhelmingly peaceful. Bowser has ended both the district’s curfew and state of emergency.
Bowser also cited concerns about “unidentified federal personnel” without badges or name tags that could “pose both safety and national security risks.”
— Mayor Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020