BLACK LIVES MATTER SUES TRUMP

Civil rights groups filed a lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr and other federal officials on behalf of Black Lives Matter and other peaceful protestors who were forcibly removed with rubber bullets and chemical irritants before Trump’s photo-op at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church on Monday.

“The President’s shameless, unconstitutional, unprovoked, and frankly criminal attack on protesters because he disagreed with their views shakes the foundation of our nation’s constitutional order,” said ACLU of D.C. legal director Scott Michelman. “And when the nation’s top law enforcement officer becomes complicit in the tactics of an autocrat, it chills protected speech for all of us.”

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