DOJ asks judge to dismiss BLM protesters’ case against Trump over Lafayette Square

DOJ asks judge to dismiss BLM protesters’ case against Trump over Lafayette Square


Lawyers for the Department of Justice asked a federal judge to toss a lawsuit against former President Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and others for forcibly clearing Lafayette Square of Black Lives Matter protesters last June, arguing “presidential security is paramount.”

The Washington, DC, chapters of the American Civil Liberties Association, BLM and others brought the suit on behalf of protesters cleared from the area on June 1, 2020, before Trump walked across the square and posed, Bible in hand, in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

“No officer has ever been denied immunity for clearing an area before an appearance by the president,” DOJ attorney John Martin told US District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich Friday.

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Police at Lafayette Park after clearing the area of protesters on June 1, 2020.AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File Riot police clash with protesters at Lafayette Park on June 1, 2020.REUTERS/Ken Cedeno President Donald Trump at St. John’s Church across the street

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