WTOP’s Neal Augenstein is reporting that the U.S. Park Police did not know President Trump would be walking to St. John’s church when the cleared the street in front of the White House yesterday 20 minutes before the curfew:

His source also says smoke canisters, not tear gas were used:

This source also way officers were getting “pelted with water bottles” at the time:

An official statement should be released today:

So, did anyone fire tear gas or that was just a mistake made by reporters on the ground?

To be continued: