Executive Power

Protestors File Lawsuit Against Trump Over Clearing of Lafayette Square

By Elliot Setzer
Friday, June 12, 2020, 3:14 PM

Three protesters accused members of the Trump administration of violating their First, Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights, as well as the Posse Comitatus Act, in a complaint filed in D.C. federal court On June 11, 2020. Seeking relief under Bivens and the Posse Comitatus Act, the protesters allege that while demonstrating peacefully in Lafayette Square they were sprayed with tear gar and hit with rubber bullets so the president could clear the crowd and attend a photo-op at a nearby church.

You can read the complaint here and below: