Police fire tear gas to disperse D.C. protest

About 1,000 demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.

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Protesters rally as Philadelphia Police officers and Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers look on, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Philadelphia, 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 on May 25.

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WASHINGTON — Police set off tear gas bombs trying to disperse protesters before President Donald Trump was to address the nation.

There was a strong police presence and officers moved to get the protesters away from Lafayette Park, across from the White House.

About 1,000 demonstrators had gathered to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed at the knee of a white Minneapolis police officer last week.

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