On Sunday, protests due to the death of George Floyd continued to prevail in the country’s capital, and several fires took place just a few steps away from the White House.
Protesters piled up road signs and plastic barriers in the middle of H Street shortly before the start of 11 pm and ignited the fire. The curfew imposed by the mayor of Washington DC, Muriel Bowser.
According to the Associated Press, some demonstrators pulled an American flag from a nearby building and threw it into the fire.
Live video shows that the basement of the parish building of the historic St. John ’s Episcopal Church near Lafayette Park is on fire From Fox News.
Another fire was the consumption of a public cinder block building with bathrooms and maintenance offices on the edge of the park.
Police lined up to push back more than 1,000 people, fire tear gas and vertigo grenades, and largely clear the park across the street from the White House.
A senior official told Fox News that at least 50 members of the US Secret Service were injured on Sunday night.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people gathered in the White House, marching along the National Mall, shouting “black problem”, “I can’t breathe” and “no justice, no peace”.
The administrative building was exceptionally quiet on Sunday, as demonstrations continued, so staff were encouraged to leave, According to NBC 4 Washington.
On the evening of the Saturday protests, 17 people were arrested and 11 DC police officers were injured.
According to the National Mall National Park Service, some famous monuments have been damaged, including the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial and the statue of General Casimir Pulaski.
Bao Ze ordered a curfew on city residents on Sunday. The curfew will continue until 6 am on Monday. She also launched the Washington National Guard to support local police.