Black Lives Matter D.C. and other protesters on Thursday sued President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and other federal officials for allegedly violating their first First and Fourth Amendment rights.
The complaint centers on a Monday protest in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Park, which was broken up by federal law enforcement with tear gas and pepper spray and has been the subject of numerous media reports. After the crowd was dispersed, the president walked through Lafayette Park to take a picture in front of St. John’s Church, holding a bible.
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