Former US President Donald Trump has received immunity against a lawsuit filed by the Black Lives Matter Movement that accused him of abusing his power and shattering a peaceful demonstration.
The lawsuit was reportedly filed last summer by the BLM as well as the American Civil Liberties Union who accused Donald Trump as well as his administration of ordering law enforcement agencies to come forward and disperse a giant crowd comprising of peaceful BLM protesters, situated out of the White House.
The respective orders were reportedly granted by the former president on the 1st of June in 2020, right before Trump entered St.
John’s Church, situated in Washington DC.Moreover, the exact location was identified as being Lafayette Square Park, which is now being targeted as the location where an infamous photo op was reportedly carried out.
According to the mega lawsuit, plenty of demonstrators gathered at the designated location peacefully to raise their voices against the country’s gross and systemic injustice that was being perpetrated by several law enforcement agencies. The attacks appeared to be against all of the Black citizens of the US.
In the same way, the protest gained widespread attention, just a few days after news broke out about George Floyd’s murder, which was carried out by a former cop from Minneapolis named Derek Chauvin.
For this reason, people took to the streets across the nation and beyond, shouting for calls to defund the police for their great brutality and injustice, not to mention their institutionalized racism as well.
In the lawsuit, it was alleged how Trump had no basis at all to assault such a large number of protesters who acted peacefully.
Moreover, it also mentioned how they were brutally cleared from that designated space so he could conduct his personal photo op, referring to it as an illegal move that went against the country’s constitutional rights of all Plaintiffs and others gathered at the location.