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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Sat May 29, 2021, 01:32 AM

35. How was the gassing of peaceful protesters a "police action to protect a president"?

Trump and other U.S. officials are immune from civil lawsuits over police actions taken to protect a president and to secure his movements, government lawyers said of the actions taken ahead of a photo op of Trump holding a Bible in front of the historic St. Johnís Church. A crowd of more than 1,000 largely peaceful demonstrators were protesting the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis before the park was cleared.


I totally get that US officials should have immunity when carrying out police actions in good faith to protect the president, but this was not to protect the president. This was to clear Lafayette Square so Trump could have his photo op.

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