White House Security Barred Clergy From Holding Vigil Outside Church - 2020-06-04

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F364.png White House Security Barred Clergy From Holding Vigil Outside Church June 4, 2020, Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post

Federal security forces blocked clergy from having a prayer vigil in front of a Washington, D.C., church on Wednesday ― the same church that President Donald Trump freely strode up to days earlier for his photo shoot with a Bible.

More than 100 interfaith clergy answered a call from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington to gather outside St. John's Church at Lafayette Square, directly across from the White House, for a prayer vigil on Wednesday afternoon. But an expanded security perimeter around the White House prevented the faith leaders from congregating on church property ― prompting them to scramble to find another place to meet and pray.

The change led to a truncated vigil several hundred feet away from St. John's Church, as well as confusion and tension between the clergy and some young protesters.

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