60 million Americans live in states where the US military is monitoring protests: report
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, pose for photos with Senior Military Leadership Wednesday, April 4, 2019, in the Oval Office of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

The United States military is monitoring anti-police violence protests in multiple states according to a new report.


Defense Department documents obtained by The Nation show the Pentagon is monitoring protests in at least seven states.

"In addition to Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report," reporter Ken Klippenstein revealed. "Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support."

Those seven states have a combined population of over 60 million, according to 2019 estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Trump on Saturday threatened to use "the unlimited power of our military" against protesters.