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Timeline: The clearing of Lafayette Square

Timeline: The clearing of Lafayette Square
Wednesday 3
6:52 2020

This is not the official line from the Trump administration or from government officials. An unnamed representative of the Park Police, which helped clear the area, told WTOP reporter Neal Augenstein that the action was a response to its officers being pelted with water bottles. The department “didn’t know President Trump would be walking across the park several minutes later,” Augenstein was told. The White House originally said that the forcible dispersal of the vocal-but-peaceful crowd was intended to help enforce the city’s curfew, which went into effect at 7 p.m. On Tuesday afternoon, a Justice Department official told The ...

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