Flash bangs amid protests near White House heard in background of Trump address

Flash bangs could be heard from the Rose Garden Monday as law enforcement officials fired tear gas at demonstrators while President TrumpDonald TrumpFacebook temporarily bans ads for weapons accessories following Capitol riots Sasse, in fiery op-ed, says QAnon is destroying GOP Section 230 worked after the insurrection, but not before: How to regulate social media MORE delivered remarks on his response to nationwide protests and violence in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

At several moments during Trump’s brief address, the loud bangs could be heard as the president discussed plans to dispatch military in the nation’s capital after demonstrators set fires near the White House the night before


During his address, Trump also warned those he referred to as “organizers of this terror to be on notice that you will face severe criminal penalties and lengthy sentences in jail.”

The remarks come as a number of cities across the country have seen protests, some of which have involved looting and arson, against police brutality following Floyd's death last week in police custody.

Shortly before Trump's address on Monday, footage showed officials trying to disperse protesters amid loud bangs as tear gas lingered in the air near the White House.