Protests broke out near the White House Saturday, with demonstrators pushing down multiple security barricades and some clashing with police, according to multiple reports.

Demonstrators protested against police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man who died in police custody on Monday.

WTOP reporter Alejandro Alvarez shared video from the scene Saturday, showing protesters pushing against a crowd of police officers.

Alvarez reported that law enforcement deployed an irritant as the protests continued.
The protests mark the second violent clash between law enforcement and protesters in as many days, The Washington Post reported. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Capitol Saturday afternoon and moved towards the White House.
Protesters pushed against barriers on Pennsylvania Avenue and the riot shields of Secret Service agents, according to the Post. A window on a Secret Service vehicle was also broken.
Secret Service and U.S. Park Police in riot gear were at the scene of the protests, according to WUSA9.
Friday night over 1,000 demonstrators marched on Pennsylvania Avenue into the early hours of Saturday morning, according to the Post. They dispersed after Secret Service agents fired chemical agents.
The Secret Service said in a statement on Twitter that they made six arrests during the protests that began on Friday.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) shared video of the protest earlier Saturday, in which protesters can be heard chanting, “Hands up, don’t shoot!”

Outrage reverberated through the country after bystander video captured former officer Derek Chauvin pinning Floyd down behind a police car with his knee on Floyd’s neck. Floyd can be heard in the video pleading for air and telling the officer that he could not breathe. In the moments following, Floyd’s body goes limp. He was pronounced dead 90 minutes after his arrest.

The protest in Washington, D.C. comes as protests, many that have turned violent, raged on this week to speak out against the killing of Floyd.

The Friday protests prompted the White House to go on lockdown for a brief period of time.

Saturday morning, President Trump praised the Secret Service for their efforts to secure the White House building. On the same day, Trump lobbed criticism as D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D), claiming that she is “always looking for money & help,” according to a post on Twitter. He also asserted that Bowser did not allow D.C. police officers to get involved in the confrontation outside the building.

The Post later reported that the D.C. Metro Police had in fact been present at the protest to assist the Secret Service.

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