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DC Protests Broken Up by Military Helicopters

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A Park Police helicopter hovers above a protest on June 1, 2020 in downtown Washington, D.C. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 02 June 2020 10:46 AM

Crowds of protesters in Washington, D.C., were broken up by low-flying military helicopters on Monday night, The Hill reports.

People have hit the streets for several days protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis.

In Washington, videos showed that at least one of the helicopters had U.S. Army markings on it. It was used to disperse throngs of people in the Chinatown neighborhood near the Capital One Arena, according to The Hill.

An aircraft tracker reported that two Lakota helicopters flew between 100 and 300 feet above the streets. Protesters said at least one of the aircrafts was a Black Hawk army helicopter.

Videos posted to social media showed military helicopters flying over other parts of the city.

On Monday night, protesters near the White House were also met by military personnel who dispersed crowds by firing tear gas.

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Crowds of protesters in Washington, D.C., were broken up by low-flying military helicopters on Monday night, The Hill reports. People have hit the streets for several days protesting the death of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis. In...
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