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white girl shields black man from police

via Shomari Stone / Twitter

NBC reporter Shomari Stone shared powerful footage on taken at a protest in Lafayette Park near the White House on Sunday. In the video, a young black man jumps over a barricade and as law enforcement in riot gear approach, a young while girl hops over the barrier to stand between him and the police.

A person on Twitter named Monte who claims to be the young black man in the footage says the police threatened to hurt him if he didn't return to the other side of the barricade.

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