WaPo: President's Walk to St. John's Church Caused 'One of the Most Violent Scenes Ever Caught on Camera' [Watch]

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Demonstrators paint the words ‘defund the police’ as they protest Saturday, June 6, 2020, near the White House in Washington, over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


More “journalism” from The Washington Post.

A group of Washington Post reporters “reconstructed” law enforcement efforts to clear protestors from Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Square ahead of President Trump’s highly criticized visit to St. John’s Church on June 1. The reporters then prepared a video which details the timeline of actions taken by the Park Police and federal officers to secure the area. (The video can be viewed by clicking on the tweet below.

The previous night, arsonists had tried to set fire to St. John’s Church. Fortunately, the attempt was largely unsuccessful.

The WaPo’s Aaron Davis describes what ensued as “one of the most violent scenes ever caught on camera. Thousands of mostly peaceful protesters were pushed, gassed and shot at.”

One of the most violent scenes ever caught on camera?

These reporters have presumably been covering wars and genocides throughout their “journalism” careers and this was one of the most violent scenes they’d ever caught on camera?


The first violent scene to come to mind is 9/11, you know, the day that ‘some people did something.’

But we needn’t go back quite that far. The peaceful protests of the last two weeks have provided a never-ending parade of violent images. Here are ten events from the last two weeks that are far more violent than watching protestors who refused to leave an area when asked, being cleared by police.

  1. The murder of David Dorn.

2. Explosive device thrown in Boston.

3. Fires set by rioters burning out of control.


4.  More fires.

5. Rioters attacking ambulance.

6. Driver of tanker truck who drove into a crowd is handed over to police.

7. Riots in Boston.

8. Rioters killed this woman’s sister.


9. Two lawyers threw a Molotov cocktail into an NYPD vehicle.

10. Chicago had its most violent day in 60 years: 18 murders in 24 hours.

The riots have caused 17 deaths so far.

What was that you were saying, Mr. Davis?


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