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LCV Statement on Hearings Regarding U.S. Park Police Attack on Protesters

Jul 28, 2020

Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington D.C. – The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Legislative Representative Laura Forero in support of today’s House Natural Resources Committee investigative hearing regarding the U.S. Park Police attack of protesters in Lafayette Square:

“Thank you to Chairman Grijalva, and the rest of the House Natural Resources Committee, for making it clear that this obvious abuse of power cannot and will not be tolerated. We must hold the Trump administration and U.S. Park Police accountable and find some answers as to why this dangerous attack was ordered. The U.S. Park Police should be protecting our public lands and the people in them, not gassing protesters to clear the way for a publicity stunt — especially at a time when our nation is facing a deadly respiratory pandemic. We look forward to the continued investigation and ensuring that this vast misuse of law enforcement does not happen again and all those involved are held accountable.”