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Protestors cleared outside White House for fence, not Trump photo-op

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President Donald Trump holds up a Bible in front of St John’s Episcopal Church after walking across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington, DC on June 1, 2020.Brendan Smialowski | AFP via Getty ImagesCNBC PoliticsRead more of CNBC’s politics coverage:”Moreover, the evidence established that relevant USPP officials had made those decisions and had begun implementing the operational plan several hours before they knew of a potential Presidential visit to the park, which occurred later that day,” Greenblatt wrote.”As such, we determined that the evidence did not support a finding that the USPP cleared the park on June 1, 2020, so that then President Trump could enter the park.”Protestors chant, “Hands up, Don’t Shoot” as smoke from tear gas lingers in the air. A large group of protestors lingered late at the perimeter (the square itself was closed off) of Lafayette Square to protest racism and President Trump in Washington, D.C. in the early morning hours of May 31, 2020. They were confronted by police officers who at various times fired tear gas, pepper spay pellets and used concussion grenades to control them.Michael S. Williamson | The Washington Post | Getty ImagesThis is breaking news. Check back for updates.

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