Duck at Washington Protest Waddles Into Viral Fame

A duck that wandered around a protest area in Washington on Tuesday, June 2, has risen to viral fame after a clip of it was shared on Twitter thousands of times.

Jared Holt, a Washington-based reporter, said he filmed this footage of the duck at St John’s Episcopal Church in Washington on Tuesday.

In the video, a person can be heard asking the duck, “Sir, can you tell us why you’re out here today, sir?” Another person chimes in asking, “Can you tell us why black lives matter?”

The clip went viral on Twitter, amassing more than 670,000 views, over 44,000 likes, and 6,000 retweets as of Wednesday morning.

On Monday, authorities deployed gas and flash-bangs to clear protesters out of the Lafayette Square area before curfew so President Donald Trump could visit St John’s Episcopal Church, which was damaged by fire, according to The Washington Post.

Protesters gathered in Washington for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday to rally against racism and police brutality following the death of George Floyd. Credit: Jared Holt via Storyful