Toddler applies entire bottle of sunscreen

Now that’s just rubbing it in! Hilarious moment mother finds her giggling toddler daughter has covered herself in an entire BOTTLE of sun tan lotion

  • Playful Piper Jane, two-years-old, covered herself in a whole bottle of sunscreen
  • Her mother,  Trisha Maxwell, filmed a hilarious conversation with the toddler 
  • Trisha explained she did not need so much sunscreen and it would not rub in  

This toddler took her skin care routine a little too far when she hilariously emptied way too much sunscreen onto her legs.

Trisha Maxwell, 42, found her two-year-old daughter, Piper Jane, covered in a whole bottle of sunscreen in their yard in Lees Summit, Missouri.  

Trisha films her daughter as she sits on the ground beaming with pride absolutely slathered in sunscreen. 

Piper Jane applied a whole bottle of sunscreen onto herself and then hilariously defended her decision to her mother in their yard in Lees Summit, Missouri

Piper pictured with her mother Trisha Maxwell, father and siblings at their home in Lees Summit, Missouri

Viewers can hear Trisha laughing as she says: ‘Piper Jane!

‘What are you doing?’ 

Piper giggles at her mother adorably and examines her sunscreen work before she diligently continues to apply it.   

‘Sunscreen,’ Piper yells when her mother asks what the cream is. 

Trisha follows up with a second question: ‘Do you think you need that much sunscreen?’  

Piper nods enthusiastically. 

‘Safety first huh,’ Trisha jokes. 

Piper objects when her mother says it is time to find the hose and her face goes serious when she says: ‘No don’t spray me.’ 

The video ends with Trisha explaining that so much sunscreen will not in fact ‘rub right in’.  

Piper was all giggles until she objected to her mother’s suggestion to use a hosepipe to get the sunscreen off

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LAPD Officer Takes a Knee amid Crowd of Protestors Who Then Join Him: 'We Stand Together'

"Within the next 30, 40 minutes if you peacefully go out and return to where you came from, I give you my commitment and honor that you will not see police officers in front of you. Fair enough?" he said as the protestors responded with cheers.

The solitary act came just hours before police in Washington D.C. employed tear gas and flash grenades to clear a route of protestors for President Donald Trump, who was heading to St. James church for a photo op. 

In video footage obtained by the New York Times on Monday, before the president's church photo, protesters can be seen fleeing as flash grenades ignite and tear gas fills the street — despite the fact that the demonstration had been peaceful.

At one point in the video, a demonstrator helps up another protester who had been pushed down by a police officer with his shield.

During an address from the White House Rose Garden earlier on Monday, Trump called himself the "president of law and order," and threatened to mobilize the U.S. military in response to ongoing protests across the nation over the death of Floyd.

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Five-year-old elephant dies in agony after being shot in Thailand

The death of a gentle giant: Young elephant dies after being shot by a hunter despite two-day battle to save him when he was found badly wounded in Thailand

  • Five-year-old elephant was found suffering multiple gunshot wounds in Thailand 
  • Medics rushed to the animal’s aid, using a hoist to lift him up so that he could eat 
  • Video shows the young male chewing on leaves while medics try to treat him 
  • But a short time later he collapsed and died. An investigation has been launched 

This is the heartbreaking moment a young elephant collapsed and died after being shot multiple times in Thailand. 

The five-year-old wild elephant was found suffering at least five gunshot wounds on the outskirts of Kui Buri National Park, in the south of the country, on May 29. 

Medics tried to save the animal by washing and plugging the wounds, administering antibiotics, then hoisting him up using a winch so he could eat.

A five-year-old elephant collapsed and died in agony despite medic’s attempts to save it after it was found suffering gunshot wounds on farmland in southern Thailand

Police say the elephant had been shot at least five times, probably with a shotgun, and had two piece of metal lodged inside its body – one of which ruptured its large intestine

Video captured the elephant chewing on palm fronds and green bananas while doctors stood around assessing his progress.

But his condition slowly deteriorated and he eventually collapsed, writhing in pain.

Medics were filmed giving him painkillers and inserting drips into his ear to give him antibiotics and food, but they could not save him.

The elephant eventually died on March 31, two days after he was found.

Scans and tests have since shown at least two metal objects lodged in his body, local station INN News reports, one of which ruptured his large intestine.

He was also suffering from parasitic worms which had infected his liver and stomach, causing him to be emaciated.

Medics spent two days treating the animal, disinfecting and plugging its wounds with gauze and using a winch to pull it upright so it could eat (pictured)

Video captured the badly-emaciated animal chewing on palm fronds and green bananas before collapsing from exhaustion

The elephant was found around half a mile outside a national park where the animals are allowed to roam freely.

Police believe the young male – driven by hunger – wandered out of the park and into a jackfruit farm, where he was shot.  

National Park director Pichai Watcharapongpaibul said: ”The elephant was seriously exhausted and could not stand up or move so he was treated at the scene and monitored closely. 

‘Unfortunately he suddenly became weaker and died. 

‘We don’t know how long the bullets had been inside the elephant’s body or what type of gun they came from as an autopsy must be performed.’

He said National Park staff will start an investigation to find the hunter who shot the elephant, which is believed to have been in retribution for damaging farm land.

Medics used IV drips to pump antibiotics and painkillers into the animal’s system in an attempt to save him, but he died after a two-day battle. An investigation has been launched

He added: ‘Initially, we will ask the locals living nearby whether they have seen this elephant before or if anybody was angered by the elephants.’

Hunting wild elephants has been illegal in Thailand since 1992. 

Anyone caught hunting or killing the animals can be fined up to £1,000 or jailed for four years.

There are thought to be 320 Asian elephants living wild in the park, which covers 374 square miles and stretches across the border into neighbouring Myanmar.

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MPs turn on Jacob Rees-Mogg for forcing them to return to Commons

‘We don’t all have live-in nannies’: MPs with children and disabilities turn on Jacob Rees-Mogg for making them return to Commons to vote in mile-long socially-distanced ‘conga’ – amid warnings many will turn to DRINK while stuck in offices during lockdown

  • MPs are returning from recess but ‘virtual’ arrangements have been dropped
  • Fury that people shielding and parents are being prevented from taking part
  • Voting will be in a queue up to a mile long branded a Parliamentary ‘conga’ 

MPs face a mile-long ‘conga’ vote today amid a furious backlash at Jacob Rees-Mogg over plans to ditch virtual divisions.

The Commons is returning from recess in uproar over moves to ‘normalise’ business despite the raging coronavirus crisis.

A ‘hybrid’ system to allow politicians to contribute to proceedings via Zoom while some remain in the chamber has been dropped, along with e-voting, as Leader of the House Mr Rees said the ‘halfway’ arrangements could not continue. 

But MPs across parties with children or shielding for health conditions have been incensed by the new scheme, with one jibing that unlike wealthy Mr Rees-Mogg ‘not all of us have live-in nannies’. 

Lib Dem MP Munira Wilson said she was going to Parliament ‘putting my husband who’s on immuno-suppressants at greater risk’. 

One Tory MP told MailOnline that forcing MPs to Westminster with little legislation to consider during lockdown will leave them isolated and might mean they drink alone in offices. 

Commons votes today will involve a socially-distanced queue that could stretch for nearly a mile around the estate, rather than using the usual rammed division lobbies

MPs face a mile-long ‘conga’ vote today amid a furious backlash at Jacob Rees-Mogg (pictured in the Commons last month) over plans to ditch virtual divisions

Westminster Hall has been arranged for a huge socially-distanced queue when MPs vote later on today

MPs will walk through from Westminster Hall into division lobbies under the arrangements

A ‘hybrid’ system (pictured) to allow politicians to contribute to proceedings via Zoom while some remain in the chamber has been dropped

Lib Dem Mp Munira Wilson said she was going to Parliament ‘putting my husband who’s on immuno-suppressants at greater risk’

A motion on changing the procedures will be voted on this afternoon using temporary measures brought in by Speaker Lindsay Hoyle. It will involve a socially-distanced queue that could stretch for nearly a mile around the estate, rather than using the usual rammed division lobbies.      

Mr Rees-Mogg announced last month that the Government was pushing ahead with plans for a physical-only Commons after the Whitsun recess. 

He has tabled a motion preventing the resumption of virtual voting that allowed MPs to have their say from afar during the pandemic.

Mr Rees-Mogg argued that democracy would ‘once again flourish’, having been ‘curtailed under the hybrid halfway house’ which allowed MPs to take part in debates and vote remotely while up to 50 were in the chamber.

He insisted that the Government is working to establish how shielding MPs could continue to take part. However, sources confirmed it will be to contribute to debates rather than vote, and will rely on finding a solutions that is ‘technologically possible’.

The proposal have faced fierce criticism – with the Electoral Reform Society warning it poses a ‘real threat for democratic representation and political equality’ if extremely vulnerable MPs are unable to vote.

Labour and opposition parties have tabled an amendment to the motion seeking to retain remote voting.

Former minister Robert Halfon, who is in the shielding category, said the proposals were ‘absolutely not right and democratically unjust’. He has complained that those unable to attend will be turned into ‘parliamentary eunuchs’. 

Shadow leader of the Commons Valerie Vaz warned Mr Rees-Mogg’s ‘discriminatory proposals’ would result in ‘two classes of MPs’.

‘Those who can physically attend and those unable to owing to the Government’s own rules, including having an underlying health condition or shielding responsibilities.’

Tories claim Labour has been refusing to ‘pair’ large numbers of MPs because it believes it has a chance of defeating the government this afternoon. In a sign of desperation, Whips have reportedly been telling Conservatvie MPs that they should not cave in to pressure from people who want to stop Brexit. 

One senior Tory MP warned that forcing people to attend Parliament even if there is not much business could result in a rise in drinking.

The MP said: ‘If people are stuck up in their offices all afternoon before an evening vote, it’s a hot day and the windows are open. ”Ooh, we’ll crack open a bottle of Sauvignon. Oh, that slipped down rather well, we’ll have another one.”

‘There could be one or two scenes.’ 

Sir Lindsay has said votes today will be conducted by filing past the left side of the despatch box table to vote Aye, and to the right side to vote No. They will pause at the despatch box to state their name and voting intention.

Votes on subsequent days will be carried out under the arrangements agreed by MPs.

Sir Lindsay has said votes today will be conducted by filing past the left side of the despatch box table to vote Aye, and to the right side to vote No

Senior Tories have complained that Sir Lindsay was ‘more keen than we were’ to resume physical voting, and initially regarded hybrid voting as ‘impossible’, but changed his stance after taking soundings from MPs. 

Sir Lindsay said it was ‘clear’ that the House cannot conduct divisions safely via the usual voting lobbies, as it would be ‘difficult to maintain social distancing’.

MPs will be asked to only attend the chamber when they are listed to be called to speak during a particular proceeding.

In a statement, Sir Lindsay said: ‘While we will return to fully physical proceedings in the House tomorrow – they will not be the same as before.

‘Ideally, I would have liked the Government and Opposition to have reached agreement on how we should conduct our proceedings and voting procedures – unfortunately this has not been forthcoming.

‘As remote voting has lapsed and Public Health England have deemed our Division lobbies unsafe, I have had to devise a temporary way forward to break the deadlock – because the House must be able to have its say.

‘It is not perfect, it will take time, and Members will need to be patient. But, it is the safest method I can think of to enable Members and supporting staff to maintain social distancing.

‘However, I still remain hopeful that colleagues will agree on a method of participation that enables all Members to take part, especially those who are shielding, vulnerable or have caring responsibilities.’

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Older dog unimpressed with hyperactive puppy

Put a sock in it! Elderly dog is VERY unamused to meet her owner’s new puppy in adorable video

  • Only dog-child Sophie is not impressed with her new hyperactive puppy sibling 
  • Sophie is already nine and does not want to play as energetically as Cooper does
  • She will have to get used to living with Cooper in Airway Heights, Washington

Only-children will relate to this nine-year-old dog who is incredulous that, at her age, she has to start living with an impossibly hyperactive puppy sibling. 

Sophie has always been an only child but, now that her owner has adopted chorkie puppy Cooper, they will have to get used to living together in Airway Heights, Washington.  

The video shows the adorably tiny brown puppy jumping back and forth on the sofa with its tail wagging uncontrollably. 

Boston terrier Sophie cannot believe she has to start living with new puppy brother Cooper at nine years old in Airway Heights, Washington

Boston terrier Sophie sits on the carpet with a comically painful look on her face as she watches her new brother. 

Sophie looks from her owner to the puppy and back to her owner again, seemingly in disbelief that her owner has brought Cooper home.  

Right at the end of the video Sophie shakes her body, scaring Cooper who leaps away from her instantly. 

Their owner said: ‘Sophie does not do well with other dogs.

‘She has always been an only “dog child”. 

‘She usually likes babies (human and dog) and has actually done very well with Cooper, the chorkie.

‘Cooper has a ton of puppy energy and Sophie, being nine, enjoys just laying around and relaxing so she was not amused with his antics the day I recorded the video.’ 

Footage shows Cooper darting up and down, all over the sofa while Sophie worriedly looks from the puppy to her owner and back again 

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Girl's arm is blown off when gasoline barrel explodes in Germany

Five-year-old girl’s arm is blown off when her father uses an angle grinder to cut open a gasoline barrel in their garden and the sparks set off an explosion

  • The girl’s father and another man were cutting a fuel barrel in Hamelin, Germany 
  • Sparks from the angle grinder caught on to the remaining fuel in the barrel 
  • Explosion formed inside of the can and the lid launched off towards the girl
  • She lost her arm, police said, and her mother is also listed as critical in hospital

A five-year-old girl’s arm was blown off in Germany over the weekend when her father used an angle grinder to cut open a gasoline barrel and the sparks set off an explosion. 

The girl’s 39-year-old mother was also seriously injured in the blast which took place in an allotment garden in Hamelin, Lower Saxony on Saturday. 

Her father and another man were using an angle grinder early in the evening to cut open a petrol barrel, police said. 

An oil barrel explosion in a community allotment garden in Hamelin, Germany on Saturday seriously injured a mother and her five-year-old daughter. The youngster’s arm was taken off in the blast 

Police said the men failed to check if there was still fuel inside 

The men sliced through the metal, causing sparks from the grinder to ignite the remaining petrol. 

The gases exploded, launching the barrel’s lid at the youngster and taking off her arm, NDR 1 Lower Saxony reported.   

Two air ambulances attended and took the girl and her mother to hospital, where both are listed in critical condition. 

The two men escaped with minor injuries.  A regular ambulance took one of them to hospital with blast trauma. 

According to German broadcaster Radio-Aktiv, two rescue helicopters, several ambulances and a large number of rescue workers were initially deployed due to early confusion over the incident.  

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George Floyd riots – Cop shot in head during Black Live Matter protests outside Las Vegas casino – The Sun

A POLICE officer has been shot in the head outside a Las Vegas casino as violent unrest continued to rage in the gambling mecca last night.

Another man, who was reportedly carrying a weapon, was shot by cops during the riots sparked by the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

The two shootings happened about two miles apart on the southern end of the city's famous boulevard.

According to CBS affiliate 8NewsNow, the officer was shot in the head and died outside the Circus Circus Casino – however police have not confirmed his condition yet.

Cops have blocked off the Vegas Strip from The Strat – a resort at the southern end of Las Vegas Boulevard — to the iconic Caesar's Palace.

Witnesses said the second shooting involved a male protester carrying a gun who opened fire on police, reports the Reno Gazette Journal.

According to a local report, the man was seen being treated at the scene by medics although his condition is unknown.


The ensuing riots has led President Donald Trump to threaten to deploy the military as he vows to restore "law and order" to the streets of the country.

In St Louis, Missouri last night, four cops were shot during clashes although none are believed to be in a critical condition, authorities said.

The city's metropolitan police department tweeted: "All have been transported to an area hospital. All are conscious and breathing.

"Their injuries are believed to be non-life threatening."

A police spokesman said that peaceful protests, which started around 3pm, were later interrupted by around 200 "crazy people" who began looting and throwing projectiles at cops.

Cops in the city clashed with rioters in the town of Ferguson – an area which saw similar unrest in 2014 following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by police.

On May 25, George Floyd was arrested by the Minneapolis Police Department for allegedly using a forged cheque in a store.

After Mr Floyd was located near his car by cops they said he "physically resisted officers" while possibly under the influence of either drugs or alcohol.

Footage of the incident shows Mr Floyd groaning and saying repeatedly "I can't breathe" to officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on his neck.

Chauvin was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the case, which sparked protests across the US.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released its toxicology report yesterday and revealed Floyd, 46, suffered a heart attack when he was being arrested last week.

Floyd had powerful opioid fentanyl in his system and medics also found signs of recent methamphetamine use, according to the report.

The toxicology findings were revealed hours after Floyd's family announced that a second, independent autopsy determined the black dad's death was a homicide.

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Real UK coronavirus death toll nears 50,000 – 10,000 more than the official figure – The Sun

THE true UK coronavirus death toll has today neared 50,000 – 10,000 higher than the official tally.

The Office for National Statistics figures revealed 44,401 died from the virus in England and Wales up to May 22.

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A further 819 hospital patients in England who had tested positive for Covid-19 died between May 23 and 31, according to figures published on Monday by NHS England.

Combined with the latest national figures from Scotland and Northern Ireland, it means a total of 49,700 have died across the UK.

The figure is 10,000 more than the official Department of Health stats – which yesterday saw fatalities hit 39,045.

And the number of excess deaths in the UK since the coronavirus outbreak began is now just under 62,000.

Excess deaths is a count of deaths from all causes compared to what would have been expected at the same point in the year.

Stephen Powis, National Medical Director of NHS England, has previously warned that these excess deaths will be the “key measure” in assessing the impact of the bug.

Key findings from the ONS

  • The number of coronavirus fatalities dropped to its lowest rate in seven weeks
  • One in five deaths involved coronavirus in the week ending May 22
  • 43,837 deaths involving coronavirus were registered in England and Wales between 28 December 2019 and 22 May 2020
  • 12,733 fatalities were recorded in care homes in both England and Wales

Stats also show that 147,863 deaths were registered in England and Wales between March 21 and May 22 2020. This was 56,308 more than the average deaths for this period in the previous five years.

Combining the latest figures for England and Wales with Scotland's 4,618 excess deaths and 869 excess deaths, the total UK number stands at 61,795.

But in a sign the tide is slowly turning against the virus, the percentage of deaths involving the deadly bug continued to decrease across all English regions.

There were 2,589 deaths involving coronavirus in England and Wales registered in the week ending May 22 – the lowest weekly number recorded in the last seven weeks, the Office for National Statistics said.

And for the same period in England and Wales, there were 12,288 deaths – a drop of 2,285 from the previous week but still 2,348 more than the five-year average.

There were 1,289 excess deaths in care homes during the seven days, compared with the five-year average, and 24 fewer deaths in hospitals.

More than a quarter of all coronavirus deaths were in care homes in the week ending on May 22.

A third of all deaths in care homes were down to corona.

According to the National Records of Scotland, a total of 3,779  deaths had occurred involving Covid-19 by May 24.

Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, the statistics agency recorded 716 deaths up to May 22.

It comes after it was yesterday revealed almost half of hospital trusts in England have reported no coronavirus-related deaths over the past 48 hours.

The figures released on Monday show 65 hospital trusts (49.6 per cent) did not record a Covid-19 death over a 48-hour period.

Despite the optimistic figures, researchers warned death figures from the weekend always tend to be lower than on weekdays due a lag in reporting.

Extra deaths were also slipped into the government figures yesterday.

And Brits have been warned that another lockdown could be put in place if there is a second spike in cases.

Yesterday marked a slight easing of lockdown restrictions, with gatherings of up to six people now permitted as long as social distancing guidelines are followed.

Speaking at yesterday's Downing Street press briefing, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said: "We are attempting to move the system from these national, blanket measures to a more targeted approach.

"This is why test and trace is such an important part of that.

"But we have always said that we are prepared to reintroduce measures – whether that is nationally or in response to a localised outbreak – if that is necessary."

The government has previously said that once systems to monitor new cases around the country are in place, regional lockdowns could be imposed to address localised outbreaks.

Under the new laws, police in England can now order Brits to leave friends' gardens – but they won't be allowed to remove people by force.

Critics say the rules could create confusion – for example, visitors can eat a barbecue cooked by someone from another household. But they're advised to bring their own chair to sit in.

It was previously revealed that sex in your own home with a person from another household is now illegal as a result of the new coronavirus regulations.


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Trump slammed for using tear gas to clear St. John's church for photos

Priests reveal they were teargassed by cops clearing a path to St. John’s Church for Donald Trump to have his photo taken as cops who fired the gas are pulled out for being misused and Bishop slams the president

  • On Monday President Donald Trump cleared out the area in front of the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House so he could visit
  • National Guardsmen and police used tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets to disperse peaceful protesters in front of the White House 
  • Following the use of force, Arlington County Police said they would remove their officers in the area who aided in the clash with protesters 
  • The Episcopal Bishop of Washington DC, Bishop Mariann Budde, slammed the president for using force ‘to use the church as a prop’   
  • Politicians Joe Biden, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Rep. Val Demings have slammed the president for using military force against protesters 
  • Rector Gini Gerbasi and priest Glenna Huber say they were a part of the crowd that was attacked by police to make room for Trump

Priests have revealed they were part of a peaceful crowd teargassed by cops who were clearing a path for President Donald Trump so he could take photos in front of St. John’s Church in Washington DC. 

On Monday Trump left the White House and walked across the street to the historic church, which was partially burned in protests the night prior, to pose for photos with a Bible in hand. 

Trump was allegedly angry about news coverage that he fled into a White House bunker on Friday during George Floyd protests, and told his aides he wanted to be seen outside the White House gates, prompting his walk to St. Johns, according to CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlin Collins. 

But his photo shoot triggered outrage from church leaders and rival politicians, and led Arlington County police to pull their officers out of the capital after they were used to charge at protesters. 

Gini Gerbasi, a rector at St. John’s Church, revealed in a shaken Facebook post that she and other Black Lives Matter organizers were passing out water and help to protesters alongside fellow clergy and laypeople, when police flooded the area, pushing protesters, deploying tear gas, and unleashing rubber bullets. 

‘That man turned it into a BATTLE GROUND first, and a cheap political stunt second,’ Gerbasi said.

President Donald Trump is being slammed by church leaders and politicians for using tear gas and pepper spray to clear out protesters near St. John’s Church so he could visit the chapel for a photo opportunity on Monday evening where he carried a Bible in hand

Rector Gini Gerbasi (left)  and priest Glenna Huber  (right) say they were apart of the crowd of peaceful George Floyd protesters that were teargassed and hit with rubber bullets by police clearing a path for President Donald Trump to take photos in front of St. John’s Church

Priest Glenna Hubber shared this post showing how volunteers were passing out water bottles when the police came

Glenna Huber, a priest and rector with The Church of the Epiphany said she was out helping volunteers when the police violently pushed them out for Trump’s photo opportunity

The Episcopal Bishop of Washington DC, Bishop Mariann Budde, slammed the president for using force ‘to use the church as a prop’

‘Friends, I am ok, but I am, frankly shaken…Around 6:15 or 6:30, the police started really pushing protesters off of H Street…They started using tear gas and folks were running at us for eyewashes or water or wet paper towels,’ she said. 

She said she was appalled when she learned the clash with protesters was to clear the area for Trump.

Gerbasi shared this shaken post on Facebook describing how the police violently pushed peaceful protesters out of St. John’s Church

‘I literally COULD NOT believe it. We were driven off the patio at St. John’s – a place of peace and respite and medical care throughout the day – so that man could have a photo opportunity in front of the church. People were hurt so he could pose in front of the church with a Bible,’ she said.  

Glenna Huber, a priest and rector with The Church of the Epiphany was also at the church aiding protesters when the police came and forced the crowd out.

‘I’m horrified. Just moments before we were handing out snacks and water. There was some men singing on the steps. People were chanting and peacefully assembling. I left as the National Guard arrived. They sprayed tear gas. I was gone before the rubber bullets. And then the President spoke,’ Hubber posted on Facebook.

Following the incident, Arlington County officials called their police out of Washington DC after their officers, armed in ACPD helmets and riot gear, assisted US Park officials in dispersing protesters near the church. 

Arlington officials said they sent officers on Sunday following a mutual aid request from Park Police, but they did not know officers would be used to clash with protesters and have ordered their police back home.  

‘Appalled mutual aid agreement abused to endanger their and others safety for a photo op. We ordered @ArlingtonVaPD to immediately leave DC,’ County Board Chair Libby Garvey tweeted Monday night, about two hours after Trump’s photo session. 

‘At the direction of the County Board, County Manager and Police Chief, ACPD officers have left the District. We are evaluating the agreements that allowed our officers to be put in a compromising position, which devalued the purpose of these mutual aid obligations,’ County Board member Katie Cristol said.

Arlington County police are now being called out of Washington D.C. after officers assisted US Park officials in dispersing George Floyd protesters using tear gas and rubber bullets for Trump’s photo op. Officers with ACPD helmets pictured clashing with protesters above

Officers with the Arlington County Police Department pictured pushing back demonstrators outside of the White House above 

‘Appalled mutual aid agreement abused to endanger their and others safety for a photo op. We ordered @ArlingtonVaPD to immediately leave DC,’ Arlington County Board Chair Libby Garvey tweeted Monday night, about two hours after Trump’s photo session

The president spoke in a televised speech from the Rose Garden on Monday evening and tear gas canisters could be heard exploding in the background before he walked over to the church and posed holding a Bible. 

Trump claimed he’s an ally of peaceful demonstrators but warned, ‘I am your president of law and order.’ 

After his speech he walked to the church for his photo shoot.      

The protesters in the area Monday evening appeared to be acting peacefully before they were forced out through the aggressive measures including rubber bullets, pepper spray, and tear gas. 

The Episcopal Bishop of Washington DC, Mariann Budde, slammed Trump for using force to push out George Floyd protesters and for posing in front of the embattled church. 

Bishop Budde said: ‘I am outraged. I am the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington and was not given even a courtesy call that they would be clearing with tear gas so they could use one of our churches as a prop, holding a Bible, one that declares that God is love and when everything he has said and done is to enflame violence.’ 

Budde said neither she nor the rector were told that authorities would be clearing protesters with tear gas, she said to the Washington Post.    

She added: ‘We so disassociate ourselves from the messages of this president. We hold the teachings of our sacred texts to be so so grounding to our lives and everything we do and it is about love of neighbor and sacrificial love and justice’.  

She appeared on CNN Monday evening bashing Trump’s photo op as an ‘abuse of a sacred symbol to justify an approach to this crisis that is antithetical to everything that we stand for.’ 

The president posed for photographers, holding a Bible as he stood in front of the boarded-up 200-year-old church, that has been visited by every president since James Madison. 

‘We have a great country. It won’t take long. It’s not going to take long to see what is going on. It’s coming back, and it’s coming back strong. It will be greater than ever before,’ Trump said as the clamor of protesters, helicopters and explosions are heard in the background. 

Budde blasted Trump on MSNBC after it was revealed that protesters near the church were hit with tear gas and rubber bullets before the president arrived

Budde said the church would disassociate from the Trump administration 

The historic church caught on fire Sunday evening amid police clashes with protesters. The cause of the fire is not known

Orange flames pictured erupting from a part of the church Sunday night

Presidential candidate Joe Biden also condemned Trump’s use of military action against protesters. 

‘He’s using the American military against the American people. He tear-gassed peaceful protesters and fired rubber bullets. For a photo. For our children, for the very soul of our country, we must defeat him. But I mean it when I say this: we can only do it together,’ Biden tweeted Monday evening. 

Florida Rep. Val Demings tweeted: ‘When we impeached this president, we warned that he was a dictator in waiting. I believe now what I believed then: this president is a threat to our democracy, our families, and to us.’ 

New York Andrew Cuomo slammed the president as ‘shameful’ for dispersing peaceful protesters for his own agenda

CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlin Collins tweeted Trump was angry about news coverage that he fled into a White House bunker on Friday during George Floyd protests and told his aides he wanted to be seen outside the White House gates, prompting his walk to St. Johns.

Trump pictured walking past a building defaced with graffiti by protesters in Lafayette Park on Monday after his photo opportunity at St. John’s Church

The president pictured pumping his first as he walks through a line of riot police in Lafayette Park across from the White House as he waked to St. John’s church on Monday

New York Andrew Cuomo slammed the president as ‘shameful’ for using military force to disperse peaceful protesters for his own agenda. 

‘The president is calling out the American military against American citizens. He used the military to push out a peaceful protest so he could have a photo op at a church. It’s all just a reality TV show for this president. Shameful,’ Cuomo tweeted Monday evening. 

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NYPD cop struck by hit-and-run driver in the Bronx

An NYPD officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Bronx early Tuesday morning, law enforcement sources said.

The officer was mowed down at the intersection of East 170th Street and Walton Avenue in Mt. Eden by the driver of a dark sedan, according to dramatic footage of the incident.

The officer was taken to Bellevue Hospital where he was expected to survive, sources said.

The recording of the hit-and-run, which was posted to Twitter, showed the cop get launched into the air and hit another vehicle after being struck.

“That’s a f–ing cop,” a woman recording the footage says after impact. “Oh sh-t!”

The officer landed in the middle of the intersection and several other people, presumably officers, rushed over.

An NYPD van with its sirens flashing then pulled up and the injured officer was escorted into the vehicle.

“Oh my god, oh my god!” witnesses could be heard saying.

Seconds later, three more police vehicles show up and the van carrying the victim drives off.

The witness later tweeted that there were helicopters in the area “chasing that car down.”

The NYPD did not immediately have additional information on the incident.

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