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Bricks thrown at police, tear gas shopping lists: What a lawsuit reveals about Lafayette Square protests

by WUSA9 | February 5, 2021
“Since June 2020, WUSA9 has been tracking which federal police agency fired tear gas canisters at Lafayette Park protesters. Emails obtained in a public records lawsuit filed by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) highlight previously unknown details of the U.S. ...

These emails offer a new perspective on why protesters were tear-gassed in Lafayette Park in June

by WUSA9 | December 15, 2020
“A new perspective from the U.S. Park Police, the lead federal police agency during this summer’s protests in Lafayette Square, could shed some light on the decision to tear gas mostly peaceful protesters on June 1. Emails uncovered by a lawsuit filed by Public Employees for ...