DC Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ in front of the White House Friday; escalating tensions with the Trump administration after a week of violent protesters and clashes with police.
“The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza,’” posted Bowser on social media.
The section of 16th street in front of the White House is now officially “Black Lives Matter Plaza”. pic.twitter.com/bbJgAYE35b
— Mayor Muriel Bowser (@MayorBowser) June 5, 2020
— Muriel Bowser #StayHomeDC (@MurielBowser) June 5, 2020
“I continue to be concerned that unidentified federal personnel patrolling the streets of Washington, DC pose both safety and national security risks,” Bowser said.
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CAPITAL CHAOS: DC Mayor Says She Was ‘OUTRAGED’ When Law Enforcement ‘Moved Out’ Protesters
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser claimed she was “outraged” Tuesday after “federal law enforcement officials” cleared a local park of protesters to ensure the safety of the President of the United States.
“We were very shocked and quite frankly outraged. People who were not violating the curfew and who did not seem to have provoked attack were attacked and moved out by federal law enforcement officials, who were directed to clear the way for the President,” said Bowser.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser: "We were very shocked and quite frankly outraged. People who were not violating the curfew and who did not seem to have provoked attack were attacked and moved out by federal law enforcement officials, who were directed to clear the way for the President." pic.twitter.com/UTkSBeg8rU
— The Hill (@thehill) June 2, 2020
President Trump vowed to crackdown on violent protests in cities across the country this week; saying he “swore an oath” to uphold the rule of law in the United States and that “is exactly what I will do.”
“My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do,” said the President.
My fellow Americans – My first and highest duty as President is to defend our great Country and the American People. I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our Nation — and that is exactly what I will do… pic.twitter.com/pvFxxi9BTR
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 2, 2020
Anti-police riots continued Monday night as thousands of protesters targeted members of law enforcement across the country; leaving at least six officers shot and a member of the NYPD a victim of a “hit and run” in the Bronx.
“Las Vegas Sheriff Joe Lombardo said two shooting incidents took place amid protests across the city Monday night,” reports ABC News. “In the first incident, an officer was shot while engaging with protesters near the Circus Circus hotel and casino.”
“Our officers were attempting to take rocks and bottles from the crowd,” said Lombardo. “Officers were attempting to get some of the protesters in custody when a shot rang out and our officer went down.”
In New York City, a member of the NYPD was targeted in a “hit and run” vehicular attack in the Bronx.
“The officer was mowed down at the intersection of East 170th Street and Walton Avenue in Mt. Eden by the driver of a dark sedan,” reports the New York Post.
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CAPITAL CURFEW: DC Mayor Announces 7PM Curfew After Night of Violence, Riots Outside White House
Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser unveiled a citywide 7pm curfew Monday just hours after violent protests left more than 50 Secret Service Agents injured and hundreds more harmed throughout the Capital.
“Every American should be outraged by the murder of George Floyd,” Bowser said. “I want to implore D.C. residents to think of ways to be part of the solution, not part of the destruction.”
— The Hill (@thehill) June 1, 2020
“Washington, D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said 88 people were arrested on Sunday night. Half of those were charged with ‘felony righting.’ Seven police officers were injured but none were hospitalized,” reports The Hill.