The U.S. Park Police Attack on Peaceful Protesters at Lafayette Square
We’re hosting an oversight hearing on Monday, June 29, to investigate law enforcement’s violent June 1 crackdown against peaceful protesters and accredited journalists at Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C. This will be the first formal congressional inquiry into the incident. We will focus on the Trump administration’s inadequate and changing explanation for the excessive use of force by U.S. Park Police and other agencies, and seek information on what Congress needs to do to make sure it isn’t repeated. We’ll hear from a #BlackLivesMatter protester injured in the crackdown, a journalist attacked by police, and the Right Rev. Mariann Budde, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, whose church Trump famously posed at for his photo op. Join us live here at 12 p.m. Eastern time.