After over a week of protests in the nation's capital, amplified by a contentious exchange with President Donald Trump Friday, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser joined protesters Saturday for a peaceful walk through downtown D.C.
Bowser received cheers as she entered her newly unveiled "Black Lives Matter Plaza" adjacent to the North Lawn of the White House.
As she approached the White House, Mayor Bowser addressed reporters and once again denounced President Trump's display of force to clear peaceful protesters from Layfayette Square earlier in the week with flashbangs and irritants.
We should all be watching this happening in Washington D.C. because we don't want our federal government to do this to any other American.
President Trump called Bowser "incompetent" Friday as he piggybacked on Utah Senator Mike Lee's (R-Utah) tweet calling Bowser an "ungrateful mayor" and accusing her of evicting Utah National Guard soldiers from a D.C. hotel.
Bowser has repeatedly said that she does not want, nor has she requested any out-of-state troops in D.C. after President Trump threatened military force against protesters.
As Mayor Bowser made her way Saturday through Black Lives Matter Plaza, she encouraged everyone to get out and vote in November.
"Today we say no," she said. "In November we say next."