Barr Prowls Around DC In Publicity Stunt After Cops Teargas Peaceful Protesters

Attorney General William Barr and Defense Secretary Mark Esper walk around downtown Washington, DC during curfew on June 1, 2020. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP via Getty Images)
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June 2, 2020 11:08 a.m.

Attorney General Bill Barr took a stroll with Defense Secretary Mark Esper around downtown Washington, D.C. on Monday night after federal police officers sprayed teargas at peaceful protesters who were not violating the city’s 7 p.m. curfew.

A video tweeted by Telemundo reporter Alberto Pimienta shows Barr and Esper chatting with the police on 16th and K Street:

The attempt at displaying “strength” came several hours after President Donald Trump had protesters and people at St. John’s Episcopal Church forcibly removed so he could stage a photo-op in front of the church.

Several people on Twitter called out Barr for the performance:

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