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White House lock down lifted after protesters surrounded complex

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Demonstrators protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington, near the White House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif.,. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

On Friday the White House was placed on lock down for about an hour after protesters surrounded the gates.

The initial decision to lock down the White House grounds was made by the U.S. Secret Service, according to tweets by NBC News reporter Peter Alexander.

 

The White House protest was one of many taking place nationwide in response to the death of George Floyd. Floyd was killed on Monday while in police custody.