US: Police arrested 8 for assaulting police officers on protest infront of White House


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Police in the United States arrested eight people, including five accused of assaulting police officers, during protests late Thursday night into Friday in the wake of President Trump’s Republican National Convention speech at the White House, according to the US police.

Five people were charged with assault on a police officer, while others were charged with destruction of property, simple assault and resisting arrest, or a combination of charges, police said.

Foxnews reported, after the convention concluded, there were skirmishes as protesters yelled and threw water bottles at police at the historic St. John's Church near Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Attenders of the Trump's event were confronted by protesters.

A crowd also enveloped Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul as he left the convention, yelling for him to say the name of police shooting victim Breonna Taylor, who was killed in his state.

Video posted on internet showed dozens of people confronting Paul, a Republican, and his wife, who were flanked by police officers, on a street after midnight. Protesters shouted “No Justice, No Peace” and “Say Her Name” before one appears to briefly clash with an officer, pushing him and his bike backward, sending the officer into Paul’s shoulder, as seen in moments captured on video.

Source: Foxnews

Publish : 2020-08-29 13:15:42

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