On Monday, as protests in D.C. continued to swell even after the police and military scattered crowds at the White House with tear gas, people began reporting that police were using helicopters to forcibly disperse the demonstrators.
Multiple people captured footage of the helicopters, which used downwash to try to force the crowds apart.
Holy shit there are helicopters with red cross markings trying to disperse crowds using downwash in DC RIGHT NOW… https://t.co/iXczPKFuwc— numbers does pwn (@numbers does pwn)1591063476.0
Helicopter covering right above the #DCProtest, whipping up an astounding amount of intense wind. https://t.co/iWYBtqKjeR— Carl David Goette-Luciak (@Carl David Goette-Luciak)1591063480.0
Absolutely insane situation where the military is enforcing the curfew in DC by hovering helicopters just above pro… https://t.co/hlOkfqCHmy— Sam Sacks (@Sam Sacks)1591064085.0