Trump threatens to deploy military against protesters as teargas fired outside White House – live

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Speaking on CNN, bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of the episcopal diocese of Washington denounced the “abuse of sacred symbols for the people of faith in this country” on CNN. The president’s photo opportunity in front of St John’s church, which is a part of her diocese, was “antithetical to everything we stand for” she said.

The protests across the nation are fueled by systematic issues, she added. “We need to understand the deep-rooted causes of these things…If we don’t understand the context, we miss the opportunity to be agents of healing,” She told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “That’s what we saw from the president tonight. He missed one opportunity after another after another.”

Scenes of protest from around the nation:

New Orleans

about 1,000 people marching for police reform in New Orleans tonight – heading to quarter pic.twitter.com/3sWsouPtA2

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Already thousands of students, some parents, teachers, other allies at this #GeorgeFloyd rally. They’ll march downtown soon. pic.twitter.com/nUxcaHEWwR

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