The opportunity for Donald Trump to take pictures with the Bible outside the church was not the reason for the violent end of the anti-racist demonstrations in Washington last June. This is the conclusion drawn by the U.S. Department of the Interior when investigating the matter.Trump has been criticized for allegedly ending the demonstration so that he can walk from the White House to the church, but According to the report This is not the case.
The report stated that the police decided that the protesters must leave because a safety fence must be installed. That operation has been planned for a long time. The report did criticize the way the demonstrations were disbanded. The warning to leave the scene was not loud enough, so not all protesters noticed it in time. Whether excessive police violence was also used is the subject of a separate investigation. The police used tear gas and rubber bullets.
Protesters protested against the death of George Floyd. Trump has repeatedly expressed dissatisfaction with “black life is also life” demonstrations across the United States and accused the protesters of rioting and robbery.After his speech in the Rose Garden of the White House, Trump announced that the protesters were louder Want to solve, He went to the nearby St. John’s Church to look for the notorious photo opportunity. Not long ago, mobs set fire to the basement of the church.
Eleven minutes after the last protesters left, Trump walked from the White House through Lafayette Park to the church. This gives many people the impression that Trump cleaned the park in order to walk to the church. According to the report, this is not the case. The police started a few hours ago and don’t even know what Trump’s plan to clean up the park is. According to reports, Attorney General William Barr has urged speeding up the cleanup of the park, but the police will not respond.
Accompanying Trump on the walk were Barr and General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States Armed Forces.Millie later said That was a mistake: “My presence there gives people the impression that the armed forces are involved in domestic politics.”
Millie walked to Trump, but apologized in a video: