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Trump accused of tear-gassing peaceful protesters 'for a photo-op' at nearby church

Trump accused of tear-gassing peaceful protesters 'for a photo-op' at nearby church

6/2/2020 2:56:00 AM

Trump accused of tear-gassing peaceful protesters 'for a photo-op' at nearby church

'The point was the tear gas. Not the photo op,' Democratic senator writes on Twitter

1/13Donald Trump waves as he returns to the White House after visiting St John Episcopal Church for a photo opportunity after threatening to deploy the US military to crush protests over the death of George Floyd. Peaceful protesters had been cleared from Lafayette Park with tear gas to allow him to make the visit

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Getty Images2/13A protester demonstrating over the killing of George Floyd runs away amid a police crackdown that coincided with a statement by Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House near byAP3/13Police begin to clear demonstrators gather as they protest the death of George Floyd near the White House

AP4/13Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after he visited outside St. John's Church across from the White HouseAP5/13Donald Trump walks past graffiti as he heads from the White House to St John Episcopal Church after threatening to deploy the US military to crush protests over the killing of George Floyd

EPA6/13A demonstrator raises their hands next to US Secret Service uniformed division officers during a rally near the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George FloydREUTERS7/13Donald Trump walks to St John Episcopal Church from the White House after protesters demonstrating over the killing of George Floyd were cleared from Lafayette Park

REUTERS8/13Donald Trump holds up a Bible after walking to St John Episcopal Church. Demonstrators protesting against the killing of George Floyd were cleared from Lafayette Park with tear gas so that he could walk to the church from the nearby White House

AFP via Getty Images9/13Donald Trump signals to a reporter to be quiet as he stands outside St John Episcopal Church following a walk from the nearby White House. Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters by police using tear gas so he could go there. He is flanked by Attorney General William Barr (far left), Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

AFP via Getty Images10/13Demonstrators kneel in front of a line of police officers during a protest for the death of George Floyd near the White HouseAPDemonstrators gather in Lafayette Park to protest the death of George FloydAP12/13Trucks transport District of Columbia National Guard troops along West Executive Drive in support of law enforcement officers that are keeping demonstrators away from the White House

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Getty Images13/13Military vehicles carrying National Guard personnel drive along West Executive Drive at the White House, following national protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custodyREUTERS1/13Donald Trump waves as he returns to the White House after visiting St John Episcopal Church for a photo opportunity after threatening to deploy the US military to crush protests over the death of George Floyd. Peaceful protesters had been cleared from Lafayette Park with tear gas to allow him to make the visit

Getty Images2/13A protester demonstrating over the killing of George Floyd runs away amid a police crackdown that coincided with a statement by Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House near byAP3/13Police begin to clear demonstrators gather as they protest the death of George Floyd near the White House

AP4/13Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after he visited outside St. John's Church across from the White HouseAP5/13Donald Trump walks past graffiti as he heads from the White House to St John Episcopal Church after threatening to deploy the US military to crush protests over the killing of George Floyd

EPA6/13A demonstrator raises their hands next to US Secret Service uniformed division officers during a rally near the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George FloydREUTERS7/13Donald Trump walks to St John Episcopal Church from the White House after protesters demonstrating over the killing of George Floyd were cleared from Lafayette Park

REUTERS8/13Donald Trump holds up a Bible after walking to St John Episcopal Church. Demonstrators protesting against the killing of George Floyd were cleared from Lafayette Park with tear gas so that he could walk to the church from the nearby White House

AFP via Getty Images9/13Donald Trump signals to a reporter to be quiet as he stands outside St John Episcopal Church following a walk from the nearby White House. Lafayette Park was cleared of protesters by police using tear gas so he could go there. He is flanked by Attorney General William Barr (far left), Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany

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AFP via Getty Images10/13Demonstrators kneel in front of a line of police officers during a protest for the death of George Floyd near the White HouseAPDemonstrators gather in Lafayette Park to protest the death of George FloydAP12/13Trucks transport District of Columbia National Guard troops along West Executive Drive in support of law enforcement officers that are keeping demonstrators away from the White House

Getty Images13/13Military vehicles carrying National Guard personnel drive along West Executive Drive at the White House, following national protests against the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody Read more: The Independent »

Well since when have you the Left ever NOT accused Potus of something? Barr debunked you. NZStuff BobbyLongNews he did it! No he was paying respect to the church Absolutely shocked at the events this evening. Trump what's he going to do next, run peaceful protesters over with tanks. The man is evil and the people around him propping up what seems to be a dictatorship are no better. Sickening

Sounds like more media hype. RENT! ' Accused' good god call it out he set the police and army on American citizens without provocation just for a photo op. He's thretened martial law if he doesn't get his own way that people put up and shut up 🤬 He did it because he didn’t like people laughing about the fact that he was tweeting from a bunker.

Lies Lies Lies wakeupUK TheGreatAwakeningWorldwide We need a healer President. If true this is sick! By all means tear gas those idiots behaving violently and/or looting, but leave peaceful protesters the f**k alone! Some people *are* showing respect for George Floyd, and must be allowed to peacefully do so.

What’s this “accused” BS? It happened. Why can’t you say so? Not accused. Had.... It was live on CNN. Trump is the American up and coming Slobovan Milosevic. Accused? We all saw it live on TV Accused? It was on live TV. Jesus wept. A prop. Stop already It’s law and order time. Enough of this nonsense One of the most powerful, moving displays by any world leader in the 21st century God bless Donald Trump 🙏🇬🇧🇺🇲

Because it is TRUE! Wait till he’s craving a burger. I can see the oil painting now. You mean - Trump tear-gassed peaceful protesters 'for a photo-op' at nearby church Call 911 More than an accusation guys. We Americans watched it unfold live on television. IT HAPPENED! Sod off

Trump criticised by Democratic mayors of cities with large George Floyd protestsPockets of violence, looting, and vandalism have marked nationwide protests over death of George Floyd it quit being about George Floyd 3 days ago. It's an insurrection, mainly fueled by Antifa She is like Obama.. They did nothing for African-Americans .. It is about time for such from a host of mayors that are as bold and brave as Atlanta's Mayor Bottoms is

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Trump supporters run over two George Floyd protestersDisturbing video footage shows a Jeep with a 'Keep America Great' flag ploughing into the young woman. showing their lefty colours as per Someone stands in the road and gets run over Trump fans running people over again 🙄

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