DC Protests Prompted White House Lockdown [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

Several hundred people gathered outside the White House in two successive tense and confrontational demonstrations occurring hours apart on Friday, both of them protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd’s neck.

The demonstration had showed no signs of slowing as crowds continued to face off with police after 3 a.m. Saturday. Officers used what appeared to be gasses and sprays to disperse crowds, and protesters were throwing water bottles at a line of law enforcement amid the scene that remained tense more than 10 hours after the initial demonstration started.

By about 3:30 a.m. police had issued two warnings to the crowd before a line of officers with shields were seen advancing on the group that was chanting “black lives matter.” People scattered after the deployment of a spray as officers shouted “the park is closed!”