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Troops labelled "US Army" push through the crowd. This turned into a shoving match at the end

On the 3d of June, National Guard troops from GOP states physically pushed through a crowd of Floyd George protesters standing between their busses and the White House. Protesters marched and rallied all day and the only threats came from Trump, the military, and the police.For all the theats and an 11PM curfew, marchers stayed out until 2AM or later.

Video of troops pushing through protesters, riot cops with grenade launchers behind shields 2 min 11 sec

Crowd in front of the White House/ H st nearly an hour after the failed curfew

Update late night: video on Twitter of cops or troops firing pepper spray, another video shows cops firing rubber bullets first, water bottles thrown in RESPONSE.

The Floyd George protests on June 2 stayed peaceful as the police did not choose to start a fight this time around. Trump's choice to gas protesters just so he could walk across H st stunned the world and may have cost him a great deal of cooperation from Mayor Bowser and MPD.

On the 2nd of June, the Washington Post reported that commercial burglaries have soared in parts of DC well away from the protests such as Georgetown and Tenleytown. While cops focus on beating, gassing, and kettling protesters, the looting has moved to safe rear areas free of police.MPD claims they normally get three burglary reports a day but over 150 on Monday July 1 and over 50 on Sun.

On the night of June 1, police responded to at least one house on Swann Street sheltering protesters affected by tear gas and exhausted from dodging kettles with an attempt to enter the house. As this is posted cops claim to have gotten a 9-11 call from inside, which is almost impossible. Many residents have opened their homes to shelter protesters from police and the military in a scene reminescent of Northern Ireland during the "troubles."

An earlier "probing" gas attack came moments after this "taking a knee" moment. The main attack came later

Video-scenes from before the attack, and CNN's clip of the gas attack 2 min 48 sec

During the day on the 1st of June, peaceful protesters "took a knee" and otherwise protested the murder of George Floyd and so many others by police. Just after Mayor Bowser's 7PM curfew, cops attacked with tear gas, shields, and sticks to split the crowd-so Donald Trump could cross H st on foot to give a speech at St John's Church.