Police tear-gassed protesters for Trump to violate curfew for a photo-op posing with a Bible
Donald Trump posing with a Bible in front of St. John's church (screengrab)

On Monday evening, police and the military launched tear gas against protesters near the White House.

Reporters on the scene are now reporting the action was done so Trump could visit St. John's church, where he posed with a Bible for a photo opportunity.

Trump's visit was in violation of the curfew imposed on Washington, DC.

A cameraman was bashed by police during the effort to clear the area.