Daily Archives: June 2, 2020

MPD, Mayor Distinguish DC Officers’ Actions From Federal Police

D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and mayor are making sure to distinguish their local officers’ actions from the force federal police officers used against protesters Monday evening. Officers from the U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Park Police advanced on a crowd of protesters to clear the street in front of Lafayette Square. On Twitter, Mayor Muriel Bowser called the action “shameful.†“We…

Largely Peaceful Protests Continue Hours Past Curfew in DC

For a fifth night, scores of people called for change in D.C.  Peaceful protests continued well past the 7 p.m. curfew near the White House. The crowd started thinning out on its own after 8 p.m., although a core group of several hundred remained at the fence at Lafayette Square for hours, chanting at the line of police and soldiers…