The chain link barrier has been decorated with placards calling for justice and policing reform since it was erected last week.
Tens of thousands descended on the nation's capital on Saturday as protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd entered a 12th day.
Murel Bowser, the Mayor of Washington D.C., unveiled the Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of St. John's Episcopal Church in honor of George Floyd protestors who were tear gassed Monday.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser penned a letter to Donald Trump asking him to remove federal forces who have been patrolling protests from The District and raising concern about "unidentified" officers.
The fencing has been installed as protests in Washington D.C. continue, amid widespread demonstrations following the killing of George Floyd.
Just one-third of respondents said they approved of the president's response to the George Floyd demonstrations.
"Well, it was a false report," the president said.
"No tear gas was used by USSP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners to close the area at Lafayette Park," said Acting Chief Gregory T. Monahan in a Monday statement.
The president has threatened to deploy the military to quell outbreaks of violence at protests if states do not restore calm.
Rev. Gini Gerbasi, a former assistant rector of St. John's during the Obama administration, said troops and police arrived without any advanced warning and drove protesters out of the area.
The Fox News host also said the ongoing scenes of unrest and rioting were a "distressing moment" for the president's supporters.
"This is nothing new," White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley told Newsweek.
Firefighters have responded to fires at several CVS pharmacies as well as a labor union building near the White House.
Protests over the death of George Floyd in Washington, D.C. on Friday caused Secret Service agents to place the White House under lockdown.
The White House pointed to a previous social media post from Iranian leader Ali Khamenei, claiming that his tweet had also glorified violence but wasn't flagged by the site.
Unhappy at having his tweets appended with fact-checking labels, President Donald Trump signed an order aimed at regulating social media.
President Donald Trump cided work with the Chinese government in justifying his new executive order on social media platforms, according to a draft.
"We seem to have come off the peak," said Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker during a Tuesday news briefing.
Under Senator Rob Portman's proposal, the federal government would pay $450 a week to those who return to the workforce. Republicans have argued that the extra $600 per week jobless bonus now in place is a disincentive for people to go back to work.
The White House's chief economic adviser said the payment would be replaced by "some combination" of other provisions for workers.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat who has occasionally clashed with President Donald Trump during the pandemic, is the latest state official slated to meet with Trump to discuss the response to and future recovery from the novel coronavirus.
National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien said China is likely using espionage to try and steal U.S. coronavirus vaccine research, but he declared American scientists would develop it first.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national unemployment rate had risen to 14.7 percent.
"We really made it clear that during this reopening social gatherings should not be more than 10 people," the White House coronavirus response coordinator cautioned.
The president headed back to the golf greens on Saturday—his first golf outing in more than two months amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Birx said there have been "significant declines week over week" in new COVID-19 cases, while outlining which metro areas have yet to see a decrease in cases.
President Donald Trump is pushing for the G-7 summit of world leaders to be held in person at the White House.
President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with about half a dozen African American community leaders and to tour the Ford Rawsonville Plant about 125 miles south of Midland, Michigan, where residents have been forced from their homes after floods.
He's taking an unproven medication but not wearing a mask. What would happen if President Donald Trump falls ill with coronavirus?
Even if the U.S. had enacted social distancing protocols one week earlier in March, roughly 36,000 fewer people would have succumbed to the virus, the study said.