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WATCH: Protesters clash with police near White House as Trump warns against “mob violence”

by Paul Goldberg

Saturday at the White House, protesters continued to escalate around the White House.

Some protesters pushed security barricades and could be seen standing on top of Secret Service vehicles.

USAToday reports tensions flared for a second day Saturday as protesters gathered outside the White House to protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis police custody this week after a white officer pinned him to the ground under his knee.

Protests against police brutality and racial discrimination erupted across the country, with at least two deaths linked to demonstrations. Protesters set cars on fire, smashed windows and clashed with police officers dressed in riot gear in cities including Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, Calif.

As police and protesters clashed near the White House, President Donald Trump was in Florida for the historic SpaceX rocket launch. He used an address at the Kennedy Space Center to offer a stern warning to “rioters, looters and anarchists” against violence.

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“My administration will stop mob violence and we’ll stop it cold,” Trump said, blaming violence in several cities on “radical left-wing” groups. “I will not allow angry mobs to dominate…It is essential that we protect the crown jewel of democracy: The rule of law.”

WATCH:

Clashes between @SecretService and protesters continue to escalate at the White House.

Protestors chant “f*ck Donald Trump” across from the White House

Protesters are moving closer to the White House, they have crossed the barricades of the west wing of the White House.

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