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Secret Service officers then surrounded the area and created a protective zone for President Trump, who moments later crossed the street and made an appearance outside St. John’s Church. On Tuesday, however, federal officials offered conflicting reasons for the forcible removal of the protesters, seeking to separate the move from Trump’s visit to the church. The White House asserted that the crowd was dispersed to help enforce the city’s 7 p.m. ... Full story
The events of Monday — the violent suppression of peaceful protesters (coupled with a threat to use the military against American civilians) so that President Trump could stage a photo op and besmirch the Bible — were not Trump’s doing alone. Those who enabled and participated — including Attorney General William P. Barr, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley, Ivanka Trump and federal police, to name a few — are equally to ... Full story
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They had come out by the hundreds on the streets of the U.S. capital to protest racism and police brutality. With a curfew fast approaching, they had only a few hours to make their voices heard. Washington, D.C. National Guard military police block a street near the White House from protestors as the number of U.S. military forces deployed to the streets of the nation's capital increases, while protests continue against ... Full story
FILE PHOTO: Minnesota Governor Tim Walz provides an update on the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic and the investigation into the death of George Floyd, who died while in the custody of Minneapolis police officers, during a news conference in St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S. May 27, 2020. Picture taken May 27, 2020. John Autey/Pioneer Press/Pool via REUTERS. (Reuters) - The state of Minnesota on Tuesday filed a civil rights charge against ... Full story
FILE PHOTO: Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) speaks during a Senate Armed Services hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, U.S. May 7, 2020. Al Drago/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic U.S. senator said on Tuesday he would try to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to use the military against protesters, after days of demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died as a white policeman ... Full story
It was 3 a.m. Tuesday before the Rev. Virginia Gerbasi was finally able to fall asleep. Every time she started to drift off, she began thinking again of the church and the protesters and the volley of flash bombs and pellets and gas that sent them all running for cover. But what kept her awake was the anger she felt and the disbelief about what happened. Gerbasi went on Monday to St. John’s Episcopal Church, near Lafayette Square across from ... Full story