#InsurrectionAct trends as Trump supporters urge him to invoke infamous Act used in LA riots: 'Enough is enough'

The Act allows the president to deploy military and federalized National Guard troops within the US in particular circumstances

                            #InsurrectionAct trends as Trump supporters urge him to invoke infamous Act used in LA riots: 'Enough is enough'
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'Insurrection Act' has started to trend across social media platforms such as Twitter with POTUS Donald Trump's supporters calling for Trump to invoke the Act which is a set of statutes that were last used during the 1992 LA riots. The Act allows the US president to deploy military and federalized National Guard troops within the US in particular circumstances, such as to suppress civil disorder, insurrection, and rebellion.

Recently, a man was shot dead in Portland as supporters of Trump clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters with the tension and chaos reaching a peak. Portland Police released a statement and said, "Portland Police officers heard sounds of gunfire from the area of Southeast 3rd Avenue and Southwest Alder Street. They responded and located a victim with a gunshot wound to the chest." 

A black Lives Matter protester scuffles with attendees of a pro-Trump rally during an event held to show support for the president on August 29, 2020 in Clackamas, Oregon (Getty Images) 

They also revealed that the man did not survive. Portland, like other parts of the country has been engulfed in protests and clashes since the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. Some Trump supporters have been left outraged at the death of the victim who was reportedly wearing a hat bearing the insignia of Patriot Prayer which is a right-wing group whose members have clashed with protesters in Portland. Many are now demanding the implementation of the 'Insurrection Act'. 

One such user took to Twitter to comment and say, "YOU BRING IT IN. Insurrection act NOW. enough with the bullshit. One of our patriots has been killed. Enough is ENOUGH, TRUMP. put your fucking money where your mouth is and TAKE. CARE. OF. BUSINESS."


Another user wrote on social media and said, "Evil communists running amok in Portland. President @RealDonaldTrump should invoke the Insurrection Act!" Yet another user commented and wrote, "We’ve had enough. No more riots, murders, and violence in our cities. Enough is enough. @realDonaldTrump, it’s time for the #InsurrectionAct. We must stop this now. #PortlandShooting #PortlandProtests #PortlandRiots."



A user who echoed the same sentiments also shared, "Enough is enough- @realDonaldTrump you need to invoke the insurrection act and put this lawlessness down in Kenosha-Portland and wherever else it may be."


There were many social media users who were shocked at the demand of the Trump supporters to invoke the Isurrection Act and took to slamming them on Twitter. One such user shared, "A White supremacist is killed and Trump wants the Insurrection Act of 1807. Protesters are not thugs. Trump supporters and their leader is a racist, mafia thug. How about invoking the Defense Production Act and quit violating the Hatch Act and our First Amendment rights."


Another user who slammed those demanding the Insurrection Act added, "Hey dumb ass #MAGAS. Insurrection Act is trending. Have you gotten 1200$ from your chumps last Executive Order? Have you gotten $400 weekly unemployment checks? He’s a fool who has not got the power. Crawl back in your holes. Another distraction."


"Insurrection Act" never thought i'll live to see a start of a civil war bc @realDonaldTrump is a weak president and keeps blaming the current problems as "Biden america" when it's HIS america. THIS IS HIS USA DREAM. are trump cult this blind? blinded by a evil dream. wake up plz," revealed another. 


A Twitter user who also echoed similar sentiments shared, "To the fact that Trump supporters are calling for the Insurrection Act must open your eyes to the fascist dreams of this party and president. And for those who don't realize it yet, FASCISM DOESN'T STOP AT CITY BORDERS. IT WILL COME FOR YOU IN THE SUBURBANS."


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