Police reform measures have been implemented or are in the process of being adopted in New York, Minnesota, California and Washington, DC. Some of the measures include a ban on using neck restraints, transparency concerning police officers with a record of abuse, and a ban on the use of rubber bullets and chemical irritants.
Protests against police brutality and for police reform erupted throughout the United States after African American man George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. A video of Floyd's arrest posted online showed a white police officer pressing on Floyd's neck for at least eight minutes despite him being handcuffed and laying on his stomach. Many of the protests turned into riots complete with violence against police and civilians as well as acts of vandalism, arson, and looting.
Trump, 77, is seeking his re-election in the November presidential elections.
Trump to resume election rallies from Oklahoma
Trump has announced to resume his election rallies from Oklahoma, followed by a series of others in the States of Texas, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina.
Due to the coronavirus
pandemic, he had suspended his election rallies for the past three months.
Trump, 77, is seeking his re-election in the November presidential elections. Former vice president Joe Biden is his main challenger from the opposition Democratic party.
"We're going to start our rallies back up now. We've had a tremendous run at rallies," he told reporters at the White House.
"I don't think there has been an empty seat since we came down on the escalator," the President said on Wednesday, referring to his historic flight down the escalator along with First Lady Melania Trump at the Trump Towers in New York in 2015 announcing the launch of his 2016 presidential campaign.