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Wairarapa Times-Age - 2021-06-11

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An internal government investigation has determined the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-president Donald Trump’s plan to stage a Bible-toting photo opportunity at that spot. The report released yesterday by the Interior Department’s inspector general concludes the protesters were cleared by US Park Police last June 1 so a contractor could get started installing new fencing. The demonstrators were protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a then-minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck and pinned him to the ground for about 9 minutes.

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