LIVE VIDEO: Protesters Challenge Cops At White House

NBC News reports:

Protesters on Saturday afternoon converged at the White House and pushed security barricades farther down Pennsylvania Avenue, in one of many new protests to emerge around the country during the day Saturday — only hours after violent demonstrations rocked cities coast to coast on Friday night.

At the White House, protesters could be seen standing on top of Secret Service vehicles and a security booth next to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Some in the crowd also ripped away the bike rack barriers that separate 17th Street from the Pennsylvania Avenue Plaza. Other demonstrators were seen standing face to face with a phalanx of Secret Service on the Plaza.

WTOP News reports:

Lafayette Park, the scene of Friday night’s protest, was closed on Saturday, so crowds gathered on the west side of the White House, along 17th Street NW, close to the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

Shortly after gathering around 4 p.m., the crowds moved past barrier fences, chanting “hands up, don’t shoot,” and approached Secret Service officers who raised their riot shields.

At about 5 p.m., there was a surge in the crowd that broke the stalemate between the police and protesters, and pepper spray was deployed, causing protesters to move back toward 17th Street NW.