Several fires erupted from the White House on Sunday as protests continued in the country’s capital in protest of George Floyd’s death.
Protesters piled up night signs and plastic barricades, and a curfew imposed by lit Washington, DC Mayor Muriel Bousser, lit up shortly before the start of Aug. 11 in the middle of H Street.
The Associated Press reports that several protesters pulled an American flag from a nearby building and threw it into the fire.
According to live footage, the basement of the parish house of the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Park was on fire. From Fox News.
Another was consuming a government sander block building with a bathroom and a maintenance office at the edge of a burning park.
Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck. Police in riot gear stormed a rally on Friday, removing hundreds of protesters by truck.
A senior official told Fox News that at least 50 members of the U.S. intelligence service were injured Sunday night.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people marched through the White House to the White House, swearing “Black Lives Matter”, “I Can’t Breathe” and “No Justice, No Peace”.
The executive mansion was unusually quiet for Sunday as workers were encouraged to stay away due to ongoing protests, According to NBC4 Washington.
On the second night of Saturday’s protests, 17 people were arrested and 11 DC police were injured.
According to the National Mall National Park Service, a number of well-known monuments were defaced, including the Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, and a statue of General Qasim Pulaski.
Bousser ordered a curfew for city dwellers on Sunday and it will be in effect until 6 a.m. Monday. He also activated the DC National Guard to support local police members.
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