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The Washington Post this morning have a report from a whistleblower about the extent to which law enforcement official were trying to stockpile ammunition and source weapons before clearing protesters from Lafayette Square, Washington DC in early June.
The Post reports the sworn testimony DC National Guard Maj. Adam D. DeMarco, saying:
DeMarco’s account contradicts the administration’s claims that protesters were violent, tear gas was never used and demonstrators were given ample warning to disperse — a legal requirement before police move to clear a crowd. His testimony also offers a glimpse into the equipment and weaponry federal forces had — and others that they sought — during the early days of protests that have continued for more than 100 days in the nation’s capital.
These are not the actions of a liberal democracy. They are the actions of a military dictatorship.
All the officials responsible for any of this need to face justice.
This is beyond politics, it’s a test of the strength of our Constitution. pic.twitter.com/UiUIiPM3ur
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