2 National Guardsmen Suffer Injuries after Being Struck by Lightning

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2 National Guardsmen Struck by Lightning During Protests

Two national guardsmen were injured after they were struck by lightning Thursday near Lafayette Park in D.C.

The two military personnel were struck within Lafayette perimeter shortly after midnight. Both officers were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Severe weather cleared out many protesters during the seventh day of protests. However, a few remained through the downpour in the area of Lafayette Square past midnight.

A curfew was not imposed in D.C. Thursday night after no arrests were made Wednesday night, according to the officials.

There were fewer crowds seen in the District on Thursday, but there continued to be a strong military, police, and riot control presence, amid peaceful demonstrations around Washington.

“Justice for George Floyd” protests sparked after a video went viral showing George Floyd’s killing by a Minneapolis police officer.

All the four officers involved in the incident were fired and charged.