The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) and other rights protection organizations sued Donald Trump and his government. The activists blame the officials, saying they violated constitutional rights of protesters when the law enforcers dispersed the rally in the park near the White House, using riot control devices. Deutsche Welle reported that, pointing out that the lawsuit was filed on the behalf of Black Lives Matter D.C. group, and the protesters who stood against police brutality and racism.
Human rights activists blame Trump, U.S. Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. Barr, in particular, was the one who ordered to expand the security perimeter around the White House, ousting the protesters from the area. The ACLU, in turn, described this move as a planned assault on the protesters.
The rally of those who protested against the power abuse by the police took place in the Lafayette Park and on the square in front of the White House. The law enforcers removed activists from the area, using tear gas and rubber bullets. The White House territory is still closed for visitors.