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WATCH: @AmeliaBrace  opening statement on Lafayette Park Incident: "As a reporter I have no interest in becoming the story, but over recent weeks many of us have been left with no choice...covering protests does carry unavoidable risks, but the media's role is essential."

ICYMI - House hearing on Lafayette Park will re-air at 9pm ET on C-SPAN or watch anytime online here:

"As a reporter, I have no interest in becoming the story, but in recent weeks many of us have had no choice." - Australian reporter who was struck by police officer (as was the cameraman with her) while covering what had been a peaceful protest at Lafayette Park.

NOW: House hearing on the police use of force against protesters and journalists around Lafayette Park on the day POTUS walked to St. John's Church. Testifying now - an Australian journalist who was there. WATCH:

When examining the events that occurred in Lafayette Square, it is important we recognize the full picture. Congressman@RepMcClintock  referenced a video in today's hearing that shows exactly what Park Police were confronting in Washington, D.C.

'Scared, Confused And Angry': Protester Testifies About Lafayette Park Removal

An Australian journalist who was attacked in Lafayette Square by a U.S. Park Police officer live on ABC7 testified Monday. Amelia Brace appeared at a U.S. House Natural Resources Committee hearing examining the response in the park on June 1. STORY:

A college student is the first of four charged with damaging federal property in an alleged attempt to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park last week.

'Scared, Confused And Angry': Protester Testifies About Lafayette Park Removal

Rep. Tom McClintock plays video at the Lafayette Square hearing "of damage done in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up" the the debacle in the park. Says calling protesters "mostly peaceful protesters.. is a lot like a describing Scott Peterson is a mostly faithful husband"

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MANY people in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park. 10 year prison sentences! @FBIWFO 

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Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street. 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!

The President must immediately reopen Lafayette Square to the public. This unique park should be a symbol of freedom & openness, not a militarized zone behind which President Trump cowers in fear of protesters who are crying out for justice.

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WH official telling me operation should have been carried at Lafayette Park hours earlier when the area was not as crowded with protesters. The official said it was about "optics" and that the operation didn't work out as well as they had hoped, given the chaos that erupted.

Trump has still not taken questions from WH reporters since protesters were gassed and beaten at Lafayette Park Monday.

The president’s walk through Lafayette Park, controlled the night before by rioters, to the burned out St. John’s Church, holding his bible in his hand, was truly historic. A fabulous moment of enormous important.

WH: "no regrets" on clearing of Lafayette Park last Monday.

The White House has been locked down as protesters arrive at Pennsylvania Avenue/Lafayette Park

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Just an unbelievable use of military and police force to clear out Lafayette Park of protesters for a photo op at St John’s Episcopal Church.

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