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White House Protesters Lose Bid to Stop Future Use of Force

June 21, 2021, 9:34 PM

Protesters near the White House in Washington who received nationwide attention when they were tear-gassed preceding an appearance last year by then-President Donald Trump failed to persuade a federal district court that it should order law enforcement officials to stop using physical force in future protests.

The plaintiffs in four lawsuits, including people who attended the protest and Black Lives Matter D.C., said peaceful protesters were met with tear gas, flash-bang grenades, smoke bombs, and rubber bullets on June 1, 2020.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied them an injunction that would order federal and local ...

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