Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump's walk to DC church
Added 06-02-20 12:29:01am EST - “Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in DC's Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to get to St. John's Church,? which had caught on? fire? during the previous night's…” - Foxnews.com
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Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John's Church, which had caught on fire during last night's demonstrations.
Law enforcement officers deployed tear gas and shot rubber bullets to forcefully disperse the peaceful protesters prior to his visit, which drew harsh backlash from Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
"Tonight the President of the United States used the American military to shoot peaceful protestors with rubber bullets & tear gas them. For a photo op," Clinton said. "This is a horrifying use of presidential power against our own citizens, & has no place anywhere, let alone in America. Vote."
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