Six arrested during White House protests, Secret Service says

The U.S. Secret Service says it arrested six people during heated police brutality protests overnight in front of the White House.

Officials said in a statement Saturday that some protesters repeatedly attempted to knock down security barriers in front of the president's home, while others threw bricks, bottles and fireworks at officers.

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The Secret Service also said Metropolitan Police Dept. officers, as well as U.S. Park Police, were assisting at the scene. 

That contradicted a Tweet by President Donald Trump that District Mayor Muriel Bowser "wouldn't let D.C. police get involved."

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The Secret Service did not elaborate on the nature of the arrests or pending charges.

Metropolitan Police Chief Peter Newsham told reporters Saturday that no injuries were reported during the clash between protesters and police.


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