More than 50 Secret Service agents were injured during the riots in Washington near the White House, Fox News reports Monday, June 1, citing sources.
Protesters, continuing for the third consecutive night, threw bottles and Molotov cocktails at Secret Service agents in Lafayette Park near the White House. Agents from the U.S. Federal Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration were deployed to assist the National Guard and local police, the U.S. Department of State said.
Protesters in Washington on Friday tried to move metal fences at the White House gate, after which Trump was placed in a bunker for security reasons.
The riots erupted near Lafayette Park, and protesters set fire to St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Massive protests in the United States began May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where African-American George Floyd was killed in harsh police custody. The guards were fired, and one of them was prosecuted.
Following the death of the detainee, protests erupted in major cities in the United States, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, and Ferguson.
On the morning of 1 June, it became known that more than 4,100 people had been arrested as a result of a confrontation between people and police officers.