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More Than 50 Secret Service Hurt In Molotov Cocktail Attacks

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More than 50 Secret Service personnel protecting the White House were injured by rioting protesters on Sunday night.

Washington, DC – More than 50 members of the U.S. Secret Service were injured late Sunday night battling rioters who threw Molotov cocktails at law enforcement protecting the White House, and now the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has sent in reinforcements from other federal law enforcement agencies.

FOX News reported that a senior official said that more than 50 members of the Secret Service have been injured so far in the second night of violent rioting in front of the White House.

A crowd of more than 5,000 violent protesters began hurling incendiary devices including Molotov cocktails and large fireworks in the direction of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW shortly after dark on May 31.

The violence increased as protesters set fire to historic landmarks nearby the White House, including historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, also known as the “Church of the Presidents” because every sitting U.S. President since James Madison has attended services there.

President Abraham Lincoln attended services there before he was assassinated.

Some rioters dispersed into the blocks surrounding the White House after police deployed gas at encroaching protesters in Lafayette Park, directly across the street.

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