Police stand guard outside White House after protesters try to topple statue | AFP

Police officers stand guard outside the White House on Black Lives Matter Plaza after moving back a crowd of protesters who had tried to topple the statue of former US President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square.

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Protesters gather near White House for Juneteenth

Multiple Juneteenth marches and protests have been working their way through the nation’s capital, with most planning to converge on the recently renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza across from the White House. (June 19)

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Juneteenth rally gets festive in Washington DC | AFP

Protesters sing and dance during a rally marking Juneteenth at Black Lives Matter Plaza, in Washington DC. Juneteenth is generally celebrated with prayer services and family gatherings but it comes this year amid a national soul-searching over America’s legacy of racial injustice. IMAGES

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Large crowds of protesters gather peacefully at White House | AFP

Protesters gather peacefully in the afternoon in Washington, DC, to demonstrate peacfully against police brutality. Crowds flock to the White House and walk along the newly-renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza. IMAGES

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Protesters gather early at Black Lives Matter Plaza in Washington, DC | AFP

Protesters start gathering in the morning at the newly-named Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of the White House, ahead of large protests taking place in the capital over police brutality and the death of George Floyd. IMAGES

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Washington square renamed ‘Black Lives Matter Plaza’ | AFP

Washington mayor Muriel Bowser renames an area near the White House that has become the epicenter of anti-racism protests “Black Lives Matter Plaza” — unveiling a giant street mural. Just north of the White House, city workers paint BLACK LIVES MATTER in yellow along the street leading to the presidential mansion.

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