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Mon Jun 29, 2020, 03:52 PM

Witnesses describe 'excessive force' used by law enforcement in Lafayette Square

Source: The Hill

Witnesses testified Monday that Park Police met largely peaceful protests with escalating force during a now-infamous incident at Lafayette Square earlier this month.

Protester Kishon McDonald and reporter Amelia Brace during a House Natural Resources hearing described a scene where officers cleared protesters, saying they did not hear any warnings before projectiles and chemical munitions were fired.

“Police started throwing tear gas and flash bang grenades at us for no reason. We were retreating,” McDonald said in his opening statement.

“I’ve seen footage of this kind of attack on African American protesters in the 1960s when we wanted change. The dogs and water cannons from the 60s have turned into tear gas and flash bangs today,” his prepared statement reads.

Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/505080-witnesses-describe-excessive-force-used-by-park-police-in-lafayette

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