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 is under lockdown orders from the U.S. Secret Service due to protests outside the gates over George Floyd.
A dozen reporters, myself included, still inside the West Wing.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) May 29, 2020
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.