Police officers fired tear gas at peaceful protesters who had assembled in Lafayette Park outside the White House, while President Donald Trump announced in the Rose Garden said he was going to invoke a 200-year-old law to use the U.S. military against demonstrators (MORE VIDEO BELOW).
The unprovoked attack — before the Washington D.C. curfew time — was staged by Attorney General Bill Barr because Trump wanted to walk to nearby St. John’s Church for a photo-op, reports CNN.
SHOCKING: to see members of the media also taking direct, *intentional* punches and swings from police as they cleared the streets of protesters outside the White House. #protest #Washington #WashingtonDCProtest #PictureOfTheDay pic.twitter.com/7zR154O6Jg— Scott Thuman (@ScottThuman) June 1, 2020
(Sources: Twitter, CNN)