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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:25 AM

Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church - MSNBC



NBC News Reporter Garrett Haake recounts the moment protestors were forced out of Lafayette Park so President Trump could get a photo opportunity with St. John’s Church. Haake notes that the protest was peaceful before police tried to disband it: “We had mounted federal police coming down H Street from east to west, clearing people out of the street. In front of them, they were using flash bangs, tear gas … All while I was listening to the President of the United States speak about law and order, I was watching people fall down as they ran, I was watching people get pushed aside by police forces.” Aired on 6/1/2020.


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Reply Protestors Forced Out Of Lafayette Park Before Trump Visits Church - MSNBC (Original post)
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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 01:48 AM

1. I was watching during this period and Garrett was really shook. The projectiles were flying...

looked like dry dog food...and he was even cussing. I couldn't move or speak. You could hear him trying to help people up some kind of step or obstacle while trying to figure out what was going on.

Those few minutes were unbelievable. Hours later, I'm still shaking my head in disbelief.

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Tue Jun 2, 2020, 02:05 AM

2. I was watching when Ali Velshi and crew were running from the tear gas and then rubber bullets

And Ali was hit - intentionally! And it's gotten much worse since - these news crews appear to be targeted intentionally! Garrett has been on the front lines in D.C. I posted his report from last night when the fires broke out and he was hit in the side by whatever was being hurled, including from police. I cannot imagine what these news reporters - and those filming the footage - have gone through these past couple of days. I am sickened and stunned...

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Reporter Hit With Projectile As Police Crack Down On Protesting After Curfew In D.C. - MSNBC
https://www.democraticunderground.com/1017585216

As protesters and police fire off firecrackers and flashbangs in Washington D.C., MSNBC's Garrett Haake says he was hit in the side.

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