On Tuesday, the D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser criticized President Trump and the federal authorities, after their actions to forcefully distracting the protesters out of the Lafayette Square, the previous evening before the city’s curfew began.
Bowser said that she and city leaders were astonished at why people who were not violating the curfew, and who did not seem to have provoked attack were attacked and moved out by federal law enforcement officials to clear the way for president trump.
For distracting the protestors in Washington, the police officers used flash grenades and tear gas to clear a path so that Trump could visit a nearby Episcopal church, St. John’s, the place where U.S. President posed for photos holding a Bible.
An Episcopal bishop said that she was outraged because Trump used the church as a backdrop for a message opposing the teachings of Jesus. President Trump afterwards also warned that to contain the situation, he would order the military into cities, if the local officials failed to control their streets.
New York City Update
New York city also witnessed the widespread looting, including along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, as a result, the curfew will start at 8 tonight. The City Mayor Bill de Blasio acknowledged that an 11 p.m. curfew had failed to make the city peaceful.
In Northwest Washington, Dozens of protesters left a home near Swann and 15th streets, early Tuesday as the city’s curfew lifted at 6 a.m. The homeowner had taken them in after they fled law enforcement officers firing chemicals at them hours earlier.
The Louisville shooting happened in the far western part of the city, where protests hadn’t taken place in previous nights.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said state police will also investigate McAtee’s death.
“Given the seriousness of the situation, I have authorized the Kentucky State Police to independently investigate the event,” Beshear said in a statement.