National Guard member deployed in DC when tear gas was launched at peaceful protesters said what he saw was ‘really f—– up’
- A Washington, DC Guardsman who was deployed to Lafayette Square last week told Politico he was horrified but the use of teargas on peaceful protesters.
- He said he felt used and saw the use of force as a violation of civil rights.
- The White House has denied the use of teargas.
- Videos and images from reporters on the scene show chemicals being deployed to clear protesters ahead of President Donald Trump’s photo op at St. John’s Church.
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A Washington, DC Guardsman, who was deployed to Lafayette Square last week — where tear gas was used by US Park Police to disperse peaceful protesters so President Donald Trump could take a photo in front of a church near the White House — told Politico he felt used and that what he saw was a violation of civil rights.
“The crowd was loud but peaceful, and at no point did I feel in danger, and I was standing right there in the front of the line,” the Guardsman, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said to Politico, contradicting the White House line that the protesters had …continued .
[Source: Business Insider]