The official Black Lives Matter organisation has claimed that black communities in America are being terrorised more under Biden than they were under Trump.

“Biden is currently sending more military equipment to our neighborhoods than Trump did,” the group said in a tweet this week.

“You read that right. Our communities are being terrorized at a greater rate than they had been under Trump.”

In a further statement posted to the BLM website, the group called police “violent upholders of white supremacy that have no regard for Black life”.

In areas of the US such as Minneapolis, heavily armed troops from the National Guard have been deployed to quell violent race riots following several incidents of police shootings.