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Black Lives Matter Protest in DC, 5/31/2020. (Instagram: @koshuphotography)

On June 1, armed riot police attacked and cleared a group of peaceful protestors from Lafayette Square by the White House, so President Trump could take photos in front of nearby St. John’s church. This is a first-hand account of what happened.

I want to share something with all of you, because I want you to come with me when I go back.

Tonight, another local organizer and I went downtown to drop off supplies around 5:30. Curfew was set for 7. We planned to stay for a while, expecting things to stay relatively calm until closer to curfew. …

Mary Small

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