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A wall at a construction site across the street from Lafayette Park in Washington D.C. has become a new open-air gallery of protest art. @PeterAlexander  has more on the new memorial and how it tells the story of racial injustice in America.

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!

President Trump warned those who tried to topple a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House. He also says he’ll issue an executive order to protect monuments.

The scene on 16th street after attempt to topple the 170-year-old statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park is remarkably tense. One guy is asking police officers to fight him one on one while a woman screams “fuck the cops” as her eyes get rinsed out after pepper spray.

The move came during an ongoing demonstration in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House where protestors were trying to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson that stands in the middle of the park.

Trump had tweeted late Monday that those who tried to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park across the street from the White House faced 10 years in prison under the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act

In a demonstration, Monday in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House protestors were trying to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson. Those protesters were eventually pushed back out of the park by police.

The decision came during an ongoing demonstration in Lafayette Square, across the street from the White House where protestors were trying to bring down a statue of former President Andrew Jackson that stands in the middle of the park

After last night’s live shots, I walked along the impromptu collection of signs from the now-removed Lafayette Park fencing, relocated by volunteers under scaffolding across H Street NW.

The fence on the H Street side of Lafayette Square park this morning

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To show solidarity with protesters, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser had the words "Black Lives Matter" painted on the street that leads to the White House. She also commissioned the square in front of Lafayette Park as Black Lives Matter Plaza.

Here's footage of pepper spray being shot directly at a live CNN camera on H Street by Lafayette Park moments ago.

In an effort to ensure public safety, road closures are in place from 15th to 17th street between Constitution Avenue and H street between 15th to 17th street. Lafayette Park remains closed.

The White House is on lockdown. The photo below is the door to the briefing room. (I’m stuck inside with many of the press corps finest) There is an intense protest across the street in Lafayette Park.

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Tensions spiked outside the White House, the scene of three days of protests against the death of George Floyd. Washington D.C. police fired tear gas and stun grenades into a crowd of more than 1,000 people across the street in Lafayette Park

Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to an unattended package in Lafayette Park. Street closures are in effect on H St. from 15th to 17th; Connecticut Ave from H St to I St; 16th from H to I; and Vermont from H to I.

Protesters staged a mock funeral at Lafayette Square in Washington, DC, to protest the White House coronavirus response. Dozens of cars lined the street honking near the White House, while protesters lined body bags in the park.

Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers are responding to a suspicious vehicle. Road Closures - 17th from NY Ave to H Street. - Pennsylvania Ave. from 17th to 18th Street. - 15th to 17th street (including Lafayette Park) to pedestrian traffic.

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