People carrying protest signs marched — many with their children — toward the area around the fortified White House, where authorities used tan military Humvees and dump trucks to cordon off large sections from vehicle traffic.
Their high school years have been punctuated by protests for women's rights, safe schools, racial justice and climate change. But most have never before come face to face with police in riot gear or military vehicles lining streets.
The virus is persisting — and, in some places, spreading aggressively — in parts of the South, Midwest and far West, including in states that were among the last to impose shutdowns and the first to lift them.
As Tropical Storm Cristobal heads to the U.S. Gulf Coast, emergency management officials are urging people to evacuate when needed, despite the inherent virus risks of bunking in shelters with people who may be covid-positive.
The day that President Trump declared he would label the far-left “antifa” movement a domestic terrorist organization last week, a small neo-Nazi group also based in the United States announced a new branch in Russia.
The Trump administration is doing by fiat what it has struggled to accomplish through lengthy rulemaking — dismantling federal regulations designed to protect workers, consumers, investors and the environment.
A spokesman told Vox that it was “a mistake” to deny that the agency employed tear gas on protesters outside the White House. Hours later, the acting chief reiterated his statement that Park Police officers did not use tear gas.
Signaling support of demonstrators and criticism of the president, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) formally renamed the street outside the White House after ordering city crews to paint "Black Lives Matter" in giant yellow letters along 16th Street NW.