Trump Clears Away Peaceful Protesters with Tear Gas for a Bible Photo Op.

Trump Clears Away Peaceful Protesters with Tear Gas for a Bible Photo Op. June 2, 2020

Protests against police brutality and racial injustice continue to sweep through America. It’s such a dark time as we are seeing the stress of the pandemic exacerbate existing inequalities. There is so much to comment on, but I wanted to highlight one story that I think will certainly remain in the history books.

Trump was on his way to visit St. John’s church, a short walk away from the White House. By all accounts, the protesters remaining on the sidelines of the path to the church were 100% peaceful. A group of aids and Attorney General William P. Barr checked out the scene shortly before Trump began his walk over.

The orders were then made to shoot tear gas and flash grenades into the crowd peacefully protesting.

Trump then did his brief photo op, gave a short speech, and walked back into the White House. Amazing.

This happened around the same time when Trump was threatening to use military force to shut down protests. 

It’s exhausting to watch this all unfold. And again, this is all happening right in the middle of our pandemic.

If you’d like to help, this important website shares many different ways to help including signing petitions, donation pages for protesters, contacting local officials, educational resources, and more.


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