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Police used tear gas to clear protesters from Lafayette park so Trump could take a photo at St. John's Church

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Law enforcement in Washington, DC, fired tear gas and rubber bullets, and used shields, against peaceful protesters on Monday, according to reporters on the scene.
The attack, in front of St. John's Church near the White House, came at 6:30 p.m. local time just before President Donald Trump spoke at 6:44 p.m. in the Rose Garden. He later went to the church and was photographed holding a bible.
"There was no warning. The crowd was entirely peaceful," Jackson Proskow, Washington Bureau Chief for the Canadian outlet Global News, posted on Twitter. "Trump had police move in with tear gas and...
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Trump calls himself an 'ally to all peaceful protesters' as police fire tear gas and clash with crowds in DC

Trump calls himself an 'ally to all peaceful protesters' as police fire tear gas and clash with crowds in DC

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

President Donald Trump called himself an "ally to all peaceful protesters" during a briefing at the White House on Monday while police dressed in riot gear clashed with peaceful protesters nearby.
Protesters gathered in front of the White House ahead of Trump's briefing, maintaining a distance from police behind a barrier.
But soon, police began to move protesters away from the White House area using tear gas and rubber bullets.
Here's how the protests played out in DC as Trump condemned the violent actions sparked from these demonstrations.
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