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White House on lockdown amid protests

White House goes on brief lockdown after protest erupts nearby | 29 May 2020 | The White House went into a brief lockdown on Friday evening as protests over the death of George Floyd raged nearby, according to reporters who said they were in the building at the time. NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander said on Twitter that he was on lockdown inside the building as protests in the building's vicinity were ongoing. He later tweeted that the lockdown had been lifted. Photos showed demonstrators gathering in Lafayette Park just outside the White House... The Secret Service announced via Twitter that it is helping law enforcement agencies during the protests at Lafayette Park.