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A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign as people gather to protest the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign as people gather to protest the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua...more

A group of children hold up their fists in front of a Black Lives Matter sign as people gather to protest the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House after large peaceful protests the day before in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House after large peaceful protests the day before in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

A woman looks at signs left on a fence surrounding the White House after large peaceful protests the day before in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    
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Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) marches during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 7, 2020.  Mitt Romney/Social Media via REUTERS.

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) marches during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 7, 2020.  Mitt Romney/Social Media via REUTERS.

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) marches during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 7, 2020.  Mitt Romney/Social Media via REUTERS.
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Members of the New Black Panther Party protest near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the New Black Panther Party protest near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the New Black Panther Party protest near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

The new "Black Lives Matter" lettering painted on 16th Street NW and the White House (R) are seen in Washington, June 6, 2020. Satellite image ?2020 Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
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A sign painted by protesters stating "Defund the Police" is painted next to a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A sign painted by protesters stating "Defund the Police" is painted next to a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A sign painted by protesters stating "Defund the Police" is painted next to a Black Lives Matter sign near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protesters lie in the street during a rally near the White House in Washington, June 7, 2020.      REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, at the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" on 16th St., near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, at the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" on 16th St., near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

DaSun Millard stands next to Black Lives Matter sign on a traffic light post, at the newly named "Black Lives Matter Plaza" on 16th St., near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A demonstrator looks at a Secret Service officer at a fence outside the Department of the Treasury, during a protest in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A demonstrator looks at a Secret Service officer at a fence outside the Department of the Treasury, during a protest in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A demonstrator looks at a Secret Service officer at a fence outside the Department of the Treasury, during a protest in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A band plays music on top of a truck on 16th St. near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A band plays music on top of a truck on 16th St. near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A band plays music on top of a truck on 16th St. near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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A protestor exhales a substance while meditating on the steps of St. John's Episcopal Church, several days after President Donald Trump's photo-op amid ongoing protests near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A protestor exhales a substance while meditating on the steps of St. John's Episcopal Church, several days after President Donald Trump's photo-op amid ongoing protests near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A protestor exhales a substance while meditating on the steps of St. John's Episcopal Church, several days after President Donald Trump's photo-op amid ongoing protests near the White House in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A soldier looks to his cellphone near the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A soldier looks to his cellphone near the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A soldier looks to his cellphone near the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial statue during a protest against racial inequality in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators lie down during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Joey Roulette

Demonstrators lie down during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Joey Roulette

Demonstrators lie down during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Joey Roulette
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The names of people who demonstrators say were killed by police are written on a poster outside the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The names of people who demonstrators say were killed by police are written on a poster outside the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

The names of people who demonstrators say were killed by police are written on a poster outside the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Demonstrators raise their fists in the air near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Demonstrators raise their fists in the air near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Demonstrators raise their fists in the air near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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A message reading "Trump endangers us all" is projected on the building of the Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A message reading "Trump endangers us all" is projected on the building of the Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A message reading "Trump endangers us all" is projected on the building of the Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial during a protest against racial inequality in the aftermath of the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator holds up a child during a protest near the White House, in Washington, June 6, 2020. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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James Lowman, 11-year-old Rashad, 2-year-old Lyric and Fran Cunningham participate in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  

James Lowman, 11-year-old Rashad, 2-year-old Lyric and Fran Cunningham participate in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  

James Lowman, 11-year-old Rashad, 2-year-old Lyric and Fran Cunningham participate in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  
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Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill,  June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A demonstrator reacts during a protest near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator reacts during a protest near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A demonstrator reacts during a protest near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, June 6.   REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators hold a giant sign at the Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Demonstrators hold signs as they march in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they march in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they march in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Gratifies are seen on the walls of the U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Gratifies are seen on the walls of the U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Gratifies are seen on the walls of the U.S. Treasury Department building, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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LaShawn Kenley sits on the street in front of the White House,  June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

LaShawn Kenley sits on the street in front of the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

LaShawn Kenley sits on the street in front of the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Demonstrators in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators walk down Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol Building, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators walk down Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol Building, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators walk down Constitution Avenue near the U.S. Capitol Building, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Demonstrators hold signs as they walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A demonstrator holds a sign next to a police vehicle as others walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A demonstrator holds a sign next to a police vehicle as others walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A demonstrator holds a sign next to a police vehicle as others walk down Capitol Hill, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators join a celebratory dance party as they gather at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser during the protest, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser during the protest, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser during the protest, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Demonstrators gather in Lafayette Park in front of the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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A woman holds placards as demonstrators gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman holds placards as demonstrators gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

A woman holds placards as demonstrators gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6.  
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Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott

Demonstrators gather at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Michael D'Angelo holds a painting of Fred Brown, who was shot and killed by police in Nevada, in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Philomena Wankenge of Freedom Fighters DC waves a flag as demonstrators gather in front of the John A. Wilson District Building, June 6.   REUTERS/Erin Scott  

Philomena Wankenge of Freedom Fighters DC waves a flag as demonstrators gather in front of the John A. Wilson District Building, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott  

Philomena Wankenge of Freedom Fighters DC waves a flag as demonstrators gather in front of the John A. Wilson District Building, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott  
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Law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6.  
 REUTERS/Leah Millis

Law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6. REUTERS/Leah Millis
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Uniformed military personnel walk in front of the White House ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  

Uniformed military personnel walk in front of the White House ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  

Uniformed military personnel walk in front of the White House ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson  
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A man raises his fist as he takes part in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man raises his fist as he takes part in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

A man raises his fist as he takes part in the protest in Washington, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag with the letters BLM at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag with the letters BLM at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

A demonstrator waves an upside-down American flag with the letters BLM at the Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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Demonstrators sit on the grass near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators sit on the grass near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators sit on the grass near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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Demonstrators hold signs and shout out slogans near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs and shout out slogans near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Demonstrators hold signs and shout out slogans near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Soldiers stand near the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

Soldiers stand near the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    

Soldiers stand near the Lincoln Memorial ahead of the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson    
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A woman holds a sign as law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A woman holds a sign as law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott

A woman holds a sign as law enforcement officers stand guard, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott
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National Guard members look on while standing guard at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

National Guard members look on while standing guard at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

National Guard members look on while standing guard at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Demonstrators hold signs as they gather near the White House, June 6. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
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A National Guard member stands at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott  

A National Guard member stands at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott  

A National Guard member stands at the Lincoln Memorial, June 6. REUTERS/Erin Scott  
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Uniformed military personnel looks at demonstrators holding signs, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Uniformed military personnel looks at demonstrators holding signs, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Uniformed military personnel looks at demonstrators holding signs, June 6. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A demonstrator stands in the middle of an empty street near the White House during the protest, June 6.  
 REUTERS/Carlos Barria  

A demonstrator stands in the middle of an empty street near the White House during the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  

A demonstrator stands in the middle of an empty street near the White House during the protest, June 6. REUTERS/Carlos Barria  
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