Trump threatens protesters as Tulsa declares emergency

Tulsa's mayor has declared a civil emergency in advance of President Trump's first rally in three months. Meanwhile, the president Tweeted that protesters would be dealt with harshly.


National News

June 19, 2020 - 3:32 PM

A man looks over the remains of buildings after the attack on Tulsa's Greenwood neighborhood in 1921. Photo by Oklahoma Historical Society/TNS

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The mayor of Tulsa has declared a civil emergency and set a curfew for the area around the arena where President Donald Trump plans to hold a campaign rally this weekend.

“Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted Friday. “It will be a much different scene.”

In his executive order establishing a curfew around the BOK Center from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. through today and tonight’s rally until 6 a.m. Sunday, Mayor G.T. Bynum cited the unrest that followed some of the recent protests around the country over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

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