Religious leaders 'outraged' over Trump photo op at D.C. church amid George Floyd protests - 2020-06-02

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F0.png Religious leaders 'outraged' over Trump photo op at D.C. church amid George Floyd protests June 2, 2020, Sean Boynton, Global News

After promising to deploy the U.S. military against protesters angry over the killing of unarmed Black people, President Donald Trump made his way to a historic Washington, D.C., church for a photo op where he held up a Bible and posed with members of his administration.

But moments before Trump's journey to St. John's Church, which lies right across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, police cleared a crowd of largely peaceful protesters using tear gas and other means of force — prompting outrage from religious leaders and politicians.

Trump visited the 200-year-old church a day after a small fire caused damage to its basement during ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody on May 25, which have spread from Minneapolis across the country and beyond.

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{{cite news | first = Sean | last = Boynton | title = Religious leaders 'outraged' over Trump photo op at D.C. church amid George Floyd protests | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/7014684/george-floyd-protests-trump-church-photo/ | work = Global News | date = June 2, 2020 | accessdate = June 3, 2020 }}