Elizabeth Warren and her very good dog Bailey joined the Washington D.C. protests

Less than half an hour before the official curfew started in Washington D.C., thousands of protesters were still walking peacefully in the streets of the capital. Among them were Sen. Elizabeth Warren, her husband Bruce Mann, and their dog Bailey.

Dressed in sensible beige shorts, sneakers, and a basic blue face mask, the last female candidate to suspend her campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination was quickly spotted by her fellow protesters as she joined the throng in Lafayette Square. Many were clearly thrilled to see her, cheering as she told reporters President Donald Trump had been “wrong” to deploy the National Guard in the city.

“He is imposing violence on our people,” she told one reporter. “People are here to protest peacefully. 

Warren also called for Attorney General Bill Barr to resign after reports that he had ordered the violent removal of protesters near the White House, and tweeted her support for her colleague Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s bill to criminalise the use of chokeholds by police. Gillibrand was also in the presidential race until last August.

Widespread protests have emerged in cities across the U.S. in a furious response to the death of George Floyd — who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes — as well as other recent police killings, including Louisville woman Breonna Taylor and Florida man Tony McDade. These names are only the latest to be added to a shamefully long list of black Americans killed by police.f

Trump’s response to the protests, in particular the order to disperse peaceful demonstrators near the White House using tear gas and rubber bullets for a Trump photo op, has drawn criticism from members of both parties.

Other politicians who have appeared at protests include Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Joyce Beatty, who was pepper sprayed by police at the Columbus, Ohio event, as well as Sen. Kamala Harris 

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