Chants, marching and music in D.C. as demonstrators protest Trump speech
Tons of of protesters chanted, marched and performed music close to the White Home on Thursday as Trump spoke on the ultimate evening of the Republican Nationwide Conference — a loud and infrequently raucous rejoinder to a pacesetter they are saying has divided the nation and supported racist insurance policies and practices.
The protest continued lengthy after the speech ended and later turned bodily at instances. A bunch of demonstrators shouted at supporters of the president as they left the White Home, together with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who needed to be escorted to a close-by lodge by police. Officers sprayed a chemical irritant on the protesters.
Paul was confronted on the nook of 14th and F streets NW, with protesters shouting, “Say her title — Breonna Taylor!” and “You’re a degenerate!” At one level, Paul virtually fell as a police officer collided into him after a protester appeared to collide with the officer. Police whisked Paul into the lodge, and the group of protesters who had been following him dispersed.
By Antonio Olivo, Fenit Nirappil, Justin Wm. Moyer and Joe Heim