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George Floyd protests: Police disperse peaceful protest for Trump photo op outside church



Shortly after addressing the nation on Monday night about the George Floyd protests, U.S. President Donald Trump walked from the White House to St. John’s Church across from Lafayette Park for a photo op with a bible.

The 200-year-old church near the White House was set on fire as demonstrators clashed with police over the weekend.

Law enforcement cleared protesters out of the area with tear gas before Trump’s visit. Tear gas canisters could be heard exploding as Trump spoke to the nation in the Rose Garden. He then walked over to the church.

Police and Secret Service personnel deployed tear gas as they cleared a path, clearing protesters in preparation for the Trump walk-out.

Global’s Jackson Proskow reports that the crowd was acting peacefully before police deployed tear gas in an attempt to clear them in advance of Trump’s walk.

According to Proskow, warnings were given to protesters to disperse although they were not heard in all parts of the crowd. President Trump’s curfew had not yet gone into effect when police cleared the protesters.

Trump held a bible as he posed for photos along with members of his administration in front of the church.

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Yokel Canyon
Yokel Canyon
1 month ago

Trump and Pompeo should support setting fires or breaking windows in streets. They support it in Hong Kong and call it "democracy".

splash 321
splash 321
1 month ago

I recall seeing a picture of Hitler doing the same thing, using the Bible as a scapegoat, please sir read us some scriptures from your good book…

Muslim Yar
Muslim Yar
1 month ago

Duffer and stupid of the world

Michael powells
Michael powells
1 month ago

He standing there hold the Bible like he auctioning it off or he on QVS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. THAT'S THE ONLY POWERFUL THING HE EVER HELD

Marc
Marc
1 month ago

WH SAYS NO TEAR GAS : HOW INSULTING TO THE INTELLIGENCE OF ALL VIEWERS TO LIE ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS IN PLAIN VIEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOW STUPID ARE TRUMPS SUPPORTERS??????

MsBea Bea
MsBea Bea
1 month ago

Trump should have brought Ben Carson for a little color…

Mike Andrew
Mike Andrew
1 month ago

Stupid man – looks like a pillock, even his trousers are the wrong length and his henchmen especially 'Billybob' Barr look as uncomfortable and guilty as hell.

Wolverine
Wolverine
1 month ago

Dawn with Nazi/Racist Every Were!! Love Black Lives Matter All lives Matter. Muslim Chistrians Jewish we are all pepole HUMANS.. Dawn with KKK Nazist and Racist Police and Racist Systems all over the WORLD and Illuminati and Zionist..!!

K ay
K ay
1 month ago

That must be a joke…. Am I dreaming?
What is wrong with this guy?
Stay strong people!

Amber Taillon
Amber Taillon
1 month ago

THIS IS VERIFIABLY FALSE!!!

The Park police put out a statement saying that they had been order by AG Barr to move back the perimeter, BEFORE ANYONE KNEW TRUMP WAS GOING TO THE CHURCH.. ONLY SMOKE WAS USED!!
This is the kind of reporting that is causing a lot of problems, Because people are are to stupid, or just want to blame someone that they don’t check facts.

Kaze Xo
Kaze Xo
1 month ago

And this is the exact person who supported Hong Kong riots

Jacob Charlton
Jacob Charlton
1 month ago

That's not even the same street bro.

Joseph Toddson
Joseph Toddson
1 month ago

YOU CAN HEAR THEM
WHEN HE'S WALKING!
CLANG CLANG CLANG!!!
BIG AND BRASSY!!!!!!!!!!!

Joseph Toddson
Joseph Toddson
1 month ago

Love it
HAHAHAHAHA

Pablo Andres Gorricho
Pablo Andres Gorricho
1 month ago

So he sends out the FBI, the cavalry, and the military police, without notifying the church, the DCPD, or the protesters, before the curfew is even in place, he desecrates the holy bible, attacks a peaceful protest, and then kicks out one of the reverends working at Saint Lewis Church just so that he cane have a photo op. Let's not forget about the black hawks just casually hovering a few dozen meters above a group of peaceful protesters later that night

H8 R3D
H8 R3D
1 month ago

Ima be honest something probably is gonna be worse after this ends or doesn't. Maybe next month or next 2 months something idk just feel like something far worse will happen to this country i think

Joseph McConnell
Joseph McConnell
1 month ago

Question: if they are using tear gas, why aren’t the officers masked? What sense does it make to walk into the very zone you just gassed if you are not protected from its effects.

Angel
Angel
1 month ago

This is so stupid I would have laughed if it wasn't so pathetic!

Caucasian African
Caucasian African
1 month ago

I don't get it. So Trump is bad for dispersing Riders and protesters? Does he have to ask fancy clothes his permission to use his powers?

Ryan Heath
Ryan Heath
1 month ago

We don't need a president to pose with a Bible. We need a president who reads it.

drpapa26
drpapa26
1 month ago

This is pathetic

George William
George William
1 month ago

I guess Mr Trump identified with the Bible was. (Thy will be done oh Lord not mine) it's up to the people now to make their choice.

Tiff Ehrhart
Tiff Ehrhart
1 month ago

those are the same peaceful criminals that sat the church on fire

FrankDux
FrankDux
1 month ago

Just standing there looking like a wannabe dictator. What a clown.

White Wolf
White Wolf
1 month ago

This is the greatest assembly in the world. WOW!!! What is speech! And what you did to get it. 🤯

Raymond Pasqual
Raymond Pasqual
1 month ago

Obama Executive Order 10101 gives the government the right to take all goods from private citizens from medicine food down to your own gardens and pet food. There plan was Hillary was going to win and invoke that right so the Communist New World Order could take over America. That's why the democrats and media hate Trump. They have an agenda that will kill many Americans. Where do u think the virus came from? That it randomly dropped out of the sky. No. Anything to stop America and our President from thriving

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