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Protesters gather beyond multiple barricades surrounding White House ahead of Trump's RNC speech

President Trump will wrap up the Republican National Convention on Thursday, speaking from the South Lawn of the White House to packed rows of maskless supporters. But as Republicans in Washington, D.C. made their case for electing Trump, protesters gathered just yards away to oppose him.

Just as they had before federal agents used chemical agents to clear a path for Trump's Bible photo op, protesters line up for blocks at Lafayette Square and around the White House on Thursday. They carried signs generally opposing Trump, as Black Lives Matter signs, reflecting ongoing protests after another police shooting of a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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But even if President Trump hears the protesters, he probably won't see them, given the multiple layers of barricades that have been constructed at the edge of the South Lawn. Kathryn Krawczyk

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