Protests across the US escalated over the weekend, spreading to a greater amount of cities around the world.
This wave of unrest was sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody last week in Minneapolis. Protests have spread from Minneapolis to New York and to Washington DC, where protesters marched on the White House from the city.
Protests started out peacefully, and then escalated as state patrol was pulled in to reinforce local police forces. Footage from the scene shows barricades being moved, and police officers using tear gas on protesters.
Fires were also started outside the White House, near Lafayette Park, which is the stretch of greenery leading up to the White House.
A fire has been started in the middle of H street between 16th and 15th near the White House #dcprotest @wusa9 https://t.co/hCtnfgBcfJ