Protests near White House, clashes continue

Protests near White House, clashes continue
Protests near White House, clashes continue

Conflicts continued on Sunday night between protesters and police on the streets around the White House.

Washington, d. C. The protests, which began after a black man, George Floyd, was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, who is now charged with third-degree murder, continued despite 11 a.m. Sunday. The curfew was introduced by Mayor Muriel Boeser, who was largely ignored. The fire broke out and items were thrown at the police, who released tear gas on some protesters in an attempt to clear the streets.

The fire was seen burning in the AFL-CIO building at 16th Street NW. An additional structure in Lafayette Park near St. John's Church was reportedly destroyed by fire, and a fire broke out in the middle of H Street.

Several protests in the name of racial justice and the end of African American police brutality have been peaceful: police officers have also joined some of those solidarity protests. But Washington and many other cities in the country have experienced confrontational protests, some of which exist, that challenge police and the community by raging fire, vandalizing and robbing businesses. President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday, urging the police to be more vocal in dealing with those causing trouble.

The protesters have also complained that in some cases police tactics have only served to increase tensions, rather than to reduce them.

The first widespread protest took place in Minneapolis, the site of Floyd's murder, and was set on fire in a police complex Thursday night. Over the weekend, protests spread to cities across the country, including New York City, Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Atlanta, Raleigh, Sacramento, and Los Angeles, recalling massive protests against the Vietnam War. In the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Controversial Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden visited one of those protests in Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday.

As has been happening for the past few days, it was not entirely clear on Sunday night who was involved in the clashes with police and other police enforcement officers. Members of the Trump administration have blamed Antifa and other leftist activists, with some additional hits in the media and on the Democratic Party, while civil rights activists have stated that members of various far-right groups are behind the destruction they share. Some of the companies looted or destroyed across the country were owned or operated by minorities.

Department of Justice officials said DEA agents and members of the US Marshals Service. They were among those stationed in Lafayette Park on Sunday night.

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