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Watch: Rioters in Washington, DC, Set Fire to AFL-CIO Union Offices


Rioters on Sunday evening set fire to the offices of the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) union.

Rioters set ablaze the AFL-CIO union offices during the fourth night of protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

BREAKING: DC’s AFL-CIO Building On Fire. The International Union Of Police Associations is an affiliate union. Reporting form @ABC7HeatherGraf Live overage on @ABC7News https://t.co/n4hrNhlSGB pic.twitter.com/oXh02Qnsui

— Alex Spearman 7️⃣ (@AlexJSpearman) June 1, 2020

Breaking: The AFL-CIO building in Washington, D.C., has been set on fire by rioters. The AFL-CIO is the largest federation of unions in the United States. pic.twitter.com/Al1Qr0ACj9

— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) June 1, 2020

The AFL-CIO headquarters a block north of the White House has been ransacked. There’s a fire in the lobby, all the windows are smashed and I can hear sprinklers going off. DC Fire haven’t been able to come anywhere near this area. pic.twitter.com/kpw1Jqgfgt

— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 1, 2020

Handful of people breaking glass at the AFL-CIO, some have run inside to continue beeaking things, as others in the crowd react:

“Aw, man, not the union!”

“No, stop! Unions are good!”

Big contract to last night, when protesters used this building’s plaza as refuge. pic.twitter.com/vTuYRdxnG2

— Marissa J. Lang (@Marissa_Jae) June 1, 2020

Cops use flash bang grenades to push activists away from burning AFL-CIO building. At least two cars also burning on I st near White House #dcprotest #protests2020

Hundreds are defying 11pm curfew pic.twitter.com/WISz8Lh9nJ

— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) June 1, 2020

Damage was just done to the AFL-CIO in DC pic.twitter.com/XEUnHgNa5V

— Kerry Picket (@KerryPicket) June 1, 2020

Breitbart News is live-blogging the riots across American cities this weekend here.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder


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