WORLD US police fire tear gas to disperse D.C. protest

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US police fire tear gas to disperse D.C. protest

AP

07:04, June 02, 2020

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Hundreds of people march through Hartford down Albany Ave., to the Hartford Public Safety building, to the Capitol and back to thepolice station in a demonstration after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. (Photo: AP)

Police set off tear gas bombs trying to disperse protesters before President Donald Trump was to address the nation.

There was a strong police presence and officers moved to get the protesters away from Lafayette Park, across from the White House.

About 1,000 demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.


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