From LPHQ operations director Robert Kraus via facebook:
OMFG THIS IS INSANE! They attacked PEACEFUL PROTESTERS who are always in Lafayette Park 365/24/7 with rubber bullets, tear gas & mace grenades so King Orange the Idiot could march with a bunch of WHITE MEN and give an asinine speech!?! This was before the curfew BTW when they were allowed to be there. BULLY! And surrounded by military vehicles like some little general! OUTRAGEOUS! He’s just asking for a riot!
From LPDC chair, national committee at large member and candidate for national chair Joe Bishop-Henchman via the LNC list:
Here in DC just prior to tonight’s 7pm curfew taking effect, they used
mounted police, tear gas, and flashbangs to clear peaceful demonstrators
out of Lafayette Park, pushing the crowd back a block. The President
then walked through the park to have a photo op moment in front of St.
John’s Church, then returned to the White House.
Here’s a video of a cameraman being manhandled out of the park:
Secretary of Defense Esper on a call with governors: “I think the sooner
that you mass and dominate the battlespace, the quicker this dissipates
and we can get back to the right normal.”
This is how the U.S. Government is now describing its own citizens.