Police Officer Pushes Woman to Ground During Protest Near White House

A police officer pushed a woman to the ground during protests near the White House in Washington in the early hours of June 25.

This footage, posted to Twitter, shows officers stationed on Black Lives Matter Plaza saying “stay back” before one of them extends an arm and pushes a blond woman to the ground. She is then helped up by a man at the scene.

Separate footage, shared by a journalist, shows the woman in the middle of the group of officers before the incident.

According to local news reports, a line of officers was placed at Lafayette Square as protesters gathered near the White House for a second night. Credit: @kd97__ via Storyful