April 18, 2024

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D.C. As the protests continue to rage, a number of fires erupted near the White House

D.C. As the protests continue to rage, a number of fires erupted near the White House

The protests over the death of George Floyd continued to rage in the nation’s capital, with many fires set off from the White House on Sunday.

Protesters piled on road signs and plastic barricades and set off a fire in the middle of H Street, shortly before 11pm. Washington, DC Curfew imposed by Mayor Muriel Pows sir.

The Associated Press reported that some of the demonstrators pulled an American flag from a nearby building and blew it into flames.

According to live footage, the basement of the parish mansion at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Park was in flames From Fox News.

Another fire consumed a public cinder block building with bathrooms and a maintenance office on the edge of the park.

Police set up a fort to gather more than 1,000 people, drop tear gas and stun grenades, and sweep the park across the street from the White House.

A senior official told Fox News Sunday night that at least 50 U.S.C. He said members of the Secret Service were injured.

Police create a line on H Street as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd
As demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, police form a line on H Street.AP

Earlier in the day, hundreds of people gathered in the White House at the National Mall, chanting “Black Lives Matter”, “I Can’t Breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace.”

The Executive House was unusually quiet on a Sunday, as employees were encouraged to stay away because of the ongoing protests. According to NBC4 Washington.

During the second protest on Saturday, 17 people were arrested and 11 were charged with assault. The police were not injured.

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According to the National Mall National Park Service, many famous monuments have fallen apart, including the Lincoln Memorial, World War II, and the statue of General Casimir Pulaski.

Bowser ordered a Sunday curfew for city residents, which will remain in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. The DC police are in favor of the local police. He also implemented the National Guard.

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