During the riots in Washington, more than 50 employees of the secret service suffered near the White House, Fox News reported on Monday, June 1, citing sources.
Participants in the protests, continuing for the third night in a row, threw Molotov cocktails and containers at the Lafayette Park, located next to the White House, at the Secret Service. Agents of the US Federal Marshals Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration were sent to the National Guard and local police, the US Department of Justice noted.
On Friday, Protestants in Washington tried to push metal barriers at the gates of the White House, after which Trump was placed in a bunker for security reasons.
Riots arose in the area of Lafayette Park, protesters set fire to the St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Mass protests in the United States began May 25 from the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where African-American George Floyd died as a result of a hard detention by police. Law enforcement officers were fired, and criminal proceedings were instituted against one of them.
After the death of the detainee in major cities of the United States, including New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Ferguson, protests broke out.
On the morning of June 1, it became known that as a result of the confrontation between people and police , more than 4.1 thousand people were arrested .