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White House under lockdown as protests over Floyd's death reach nation's capital

Added 05-29-20 08:04:02pm EST - “The protests over George Floyd's death hit the nation's capital the same day the president tweeted about rioters in Minneapolis.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “White House under lockdown as protests over Floyd's death reach nation's capital”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – The protests over George Floyd's death hit the nation's capital Friday night, leading to a lockdown at the White House, spokesman Judd Deere confirmed to USA TODAY.

Floyd, a black man, died in Minneapolis police custody this week after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee. His death has sparked demonstrations against police brutality and racial discrimination in cities across the United States. 

On Friday, President Trump spoke with Floyd's family, saying he understood their pain. That call came several hours after his tweet about about rioters in Minneapolis sparked outrage and drew a warning label from Twitter.

Outside the White House on Friday, Secret Service could be seen taking at least one person into custody.

Secret Service are swooping forward to reset fallen barricades before protesters just throw them over again, it’s becoming a cycle where neither side is moving very far. At least two people are being cuffed behind a patrol car. pic.twitter.com/1FX3BJ9EUr

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