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Demonstations around the USA erupted over the last couple of days as people took to the streets to protest police brutality.
The death of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis while in police custody has created a nationwide conversation about police brutality and violence, and has seen many people gather to protest.
People have been protesting outside of the White House for three days.
Protesters started in the centre of the city, before moving towards the White House.
The protest then headed to in front of the White House. A protester was taken by the USSS in front of Pennsylvania… https://t.co/ZcgbxILhOU — Fin Gómez (@Fin Gómez)
Protests across the street from the White House. https://t.co/x9IXYjxx6t — Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)
The White House. Peaceful protest.
I hope he’s trembling.
https://t.co/G7vVrvqFYW — Jay Arnold (@Jay Arnold)
#NOW: Hundreds are packing into H Street north of the White House for a third consecutive evening of protests over… https://t.co/OiXt81Eths — Alejandro Alvarez (@Alejandro Alvarez)
#GeorgeFloyd Protest just outside of the White House. https://t.co/SeZiRfiXT5 — Fin Gómez (@Fin Gómez)
#WashingtonDCProtest Protesters demand “Peaceful protest” earlier in the day shortly before fires began and tear ga… https://t.co/THL9jMILqk — Liam Chalk (@Liam Chalk)
Things change pretty quickly. Protestors have jumped the first barricade and pressed into the park. More park polic… https://t.co/gz68V3SxmB — Garrett Haake (@Garrett Haake)
The DC protest at the White House is intensifying #floydgeorge. Barriers downed, sporadic police clashes https://t.co/lBlbEkjBdN — Habiba Hamid (@Habiba Hamid)
Military police take over the front line from secret service at protests near the White House @OANN https://t.co/0xj0SdQ9f0 — Stefan Kleinhenz (@Stefan Kleinhenz)
#BREAKING: Police clash with protesters in Washington, D.C.; tear gas deployed
https://t.co/1x5dEUqAp6 — I.E.N. (@I.E.N.)
Things escalated a bit earlier today near the White House. Protester detained while others look on. “She’s not resi… https://t.co/bCW3pVOwwA — Kadia Goba (@Kadia Goba)
📹 | BREAKING: Aerial footage from #WashingtonDC shows that rioters have started multiple fires around the… https://t.co/ui7JStFvgp — EHA News (@EHA News)
First aid stations for pepper spray or tear gas exposure are springing up in the middle of H Street. It’s a mixture… https://t.co/NJiCYyE7zp — Alejandro Alvarez (@Alejandro Alvarez)
Crowd gathering around a man with a sax and singing Lean On Me. Big cheers when the rendition ends. https://t.co/kIW4bL5zln — Addy Baird (@Addy Baird)
Lights that usually illuminate exterior of the WH have been turned off. https://t.co/mHfUEhT4Xd — Mark Knoller (@Mark Knoller)
St Johns Church, Lafayette Square, Washington DC on fire!
C. 1815 church https://t.co/SR84GgemvU — Mike Inindy (@Mike Inindy)
Protestors set fires outside of White House as regime strongman Donald Trump hides inside. #ICantBreathe… https://t.co/SW84FNsDun — Anonymous (@Anonymous)
People pointed out that this was the first time in decades that the lights on the exterior of the White House had been shut off.
An altogether extraordinary night.