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DC protest not broken up due to Trump photo op, federal investigation finds

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a rally Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An internal investigation has determined that the decision to forcibly clear racial justice protesters from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump's plan to stage a photo opportunity at that spot.

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Protesters return to the streets as Trump decries ‘lowlifes’

With the White House in the background, a line of police forms behind a fence in Lafayette Park as demonstrators gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Undeterred by curfews, protesters streamed back into the nation's streets Tuesday, hours after President Donald Trump pressed governors to put down the violence set off by George Floyd's death and demanded that New York call up the National Guard to stop the “lowlifes and losers.”

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Protest, muted and small, accompanies Freddie Gray hearing

Protesters gather Wednesday morning outside of Baltimore City Circuit Court. (The Daily Record / Maximilian Franz)

Concerns about large protests went unfounded as pretrial hearings for the six Baltimore police officers charged in connection with Freddie Gray’s death began on Wednesday. Baltimore police, city officials and businesses expressed concern that large protests, like the city experienced ...

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Harmed by riots, small businesses now face a curfew

Matrice Davis, 711 worker at the corner of Charles and Saratoga, placing closed signs on the front entrance that was busted open Monday during the looting. (The Daily Record/Maximilian Franz)

Casey Yang, owner of Coffee-Land, usually closes his shop downtown at about 5 p.m. and is out the door about 15 minutes later. But on Monday, there were a few late sandwich orders that kept the store open longer and delayed his going home. That delay proved to be fateful. As he was preparing to leave, he noticed a group of teenagers gathering in front of his store on Charles Street downtown. Yang, 54, felt the situation was dangerous so he locked his door and hid in a corner. But the group of about 20 teenagers saw him, smashed the glass door; demanded money; ransacked the store; hit him in the head with a container; and stole his briefcase. Despite the ordeal, he plans to open his doors again on Wednesday and dismissed the idea of relocating the shop. "We have to keep [the] business here. We have no choice," Yang said. Small businesses throughout the city, even those that haven't been directly impacted by the riots, are hurting as a result of the destruction that started on Saturday, and erupted into full scale riots on Monday. The violence comes as an off shoot of anger over the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray from injuries suffered while in the Baltimore Police Department's custody.

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