President Donald Trump’s decision to keep the military forces on high alert for deployment to control civilians protesting against George Floyd’s unfortunate death has been widely criticized by several Democratic governors.

The Democratic governors are pushing against Trump’s decision and say that it should not be done unless they “dominate the streets” with the National Guards.

With curfew imposed in several U.S. states, protestors continue to hold demonstrations against the death of Floyd, who was pinned down by the neck by a policeman during the arrest attempt in Minneapolis.

Floyd continued to beg for his life by saying that he cannot breathe but the policeman continued compressing his neck with his knee for about nine minutes, even after he went unconscious pleading for life.

Soon after the situation went out of control and thousands of people started to gather on the streets in several U.S. states, the Pentagon ordered forces and bases in the Washington D.C. to "Force Protection Condition Charlie."

This is the second-highest alert level available in the U.S., which indicates that it is likely for someone to target the military or possible terrorist action. The order was issued on Tuesday, June 02, for the U.S. states of District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

The order has come after a series of conflicting statements and threats from the White House since Monday, June 01. Trump has issued a series of orders and threats, including a warning to the state governors for a possible federal intervention to appointing Gen. Mark Milley as the commander of federal forces, which makes hin the chief military advisor to the president, instead of the military commander.

Trump urged governors across all U.S. states to send in the National Guard but also threatened that he will deploy military if a city of a state fails to manage the situation.

"If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them," h e said.

Several governors have come forward since then to criticize Trump’s comments and actions, some even alleging that Trump is himself incapable of governing.

One of them is Jay Inslee, Washington’s governor.

"Our country is defined by our collective character and democratic ideals, not by reactionary calls for division and not by threatening Americans with their own military," added Inslee to his full statement.

The threat to bring in the military against the protestors has also been questioned by the New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center during the Coronavirus pandemic on March 30, 2020 in New York City. The Army Corps of Engineers constructed the temporary hospital with nearly 3,000 beds in the convention center to serve patients not seeking medical attention for coronavirus (COVID-19) but for other ailments. Noam Galai/Getty Images

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