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Trump accused of tear-gassing peaceful protesters ’for a photo-op’ at church

Trump accused of tear-gassing peaceful protesters ’for a photo-op’ at church

Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House Monday as Trump walked from the executive mansion to nearby St. John’s Episcopal Church, which suffered damage the night before, and posed for photos holding up a Bible. The move by law enforcement, allegedly to solely clear the president’s passage to the church, enraged Dems and other commentators.

Stephen 4 months

Yes, Vox, I totally trust your interpretation of events in this case. You have shown yourself to be sooooo impartial when it comes to the President. Obviously /s

Beisht Kione
Beisht Kione 4 months

Trump cant go to my church because of all the things he has done to enrage.... the people who brought a riot to my church. F off lady.

F G 4 months

"Got anymore of those left leaning sources?"

Robert_Clearwater 4 months

"Not my peaceful protestors" shouted George Soros, as he financed another blac bloc antifa chapter. "These people with sticks and hammers and fire are just voicing their opinion" Soros said with a Cheshire cat smile. "You just need to let these demonstrators express themselves by burning down your neighborhood" chided the Hungarian race traitor and NahtSee collaborator.

Seekster 4 months

This story is obviously BS but did anyone else catch that the Bishop was a she? I thought it was a typo at first but then I remembered that the Anglican/Episcopalian church is the most watered down form of Christianity to the point that they allow female priests and same-sex marriage.

Blaeingr 4 months

Was the tear gas used? Yes. Where the protesters basically peaceful? Yes (remember videos are not comprehensive). Did President Trump order it because of a photo-op? We simply don't know and its doubtful. If you have ever been in DC, when the President, any president, leaves the White House if you, even peacefully try to block or impede the motorcade you will be arrested or in the case of a crowd you will be dealt with, with crowd control tactics (e.g., tear gas).

John W
John W 4 months

Because we all know rioters are peaceful. I'm sure they paint peace signs on the Molotov cocktails before they throw them. At least 50 Secret Service agents injured by riotersRioters threw Molotov cocktails and bottles at agents and set buildings on fire

BumperCar 4 months

Mmmmmm... Remember Dems. You created this. You let this happen. You deserve it.

yuckycrumpet 4 months

So now even God is distancing from Trump. Church leader said they basically want nothing to do with him. Police also joining protestors. Trump threatening to use the military on his citizens. Covid still going nuts. Cities on fire. Republican politicians starting to come out more and more against their leaders actions. Lowest approval rating ever. Talk of the Republican Party already planning for losing presidency and senate.. And I still hope he wins. Crazy.

F G 4 months

''Peaceful protesters''

yuckycrumpet 4 months

Remember when trump ridiculed people for speaking with prompters.. trump obviously can’t read a line ahead. How often does he look away? I’d say it looks unrehearsed but sadly it certainly was.

is it 2021 yet?
is it 2021 yet? 4 months

Hope that photo op was worth it. I think Jesus once said, “blessed is he who gases my people for he shall inherit the weakest of mine sheep.”

darkwingsmurf 4 months

I have a hard time believing there are any protestors left. Rioters and looters definitely

Dave 4 months

In other news Trump thought about the protesters and then some almost got hit by a truck. Trump sent the truck!

MF 4 months

What part of attempting to burn down the church and lighting cars on fire and desecrating the Lincoln Memorial are “peaceful protests”? You can’t simply call something, something else, and expect it to be accepted. The thing is still the thing. If I were a peaceful protestor and I liked my life, I would leave that area for my own safety. To have the first amendment rights of peaceful protestors infringed by violent agitators, is unacceptable and the government has an obligation to protect everyone’s rights, not the criminals.

John W
John W 4 months

Fake news this was about curfew. Warnings given, Here is from exact same time.

Don'tbackNV 4 months

Yeah obama free speech zones stfu

Correspondent in Virginia
Correspondent in Virginia 4 months

I always love hearing the lefts greatest hits like "you're a racist" or "Trump's a fascist" or my personal and everyone's favorite "Russia!"

eddy yetty
eddy yetty 4 months

No he didn't, this is peak TDS times. I doubt it was for a photo op, if that was what he was looking for, he could have got it without doing what they claim. These are not peaceful protests, this was shown from the live footage. One of the journalist from the live stream was told he needed to leave because bad things would happen to him shortly before the test gas was deployed. Alot happened, but this TDS spin is a lie

AbsentSal 4 months

There is a wild variation in these article titles and we need to talk about that I think

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