WATCH: Washington Monument Struck By Lightning in Spectacular Video Footage

By  //  June 6, 2020

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Built to honor George Washington, the United States' first president

WASHINGTON D.C. – Spectacular footage was caught on camera in Washington D.C. when the Washington Monument was struck by lightning as storms rolled through the area.

Some online spectators used the lightning as a symbolism of the current state in D.C. as racial tensions heighten in the United States and anti-police sentiment grows in portions of the country.

The lightning show in D.C. lasted a couple of hours as Black Lives Matter demonstrators still continued to protest amid the thunderstorm.

The following day, President Trump announced on Friday the May Jobs Report which featured a historic 2.5 million jobs created in May, while the unemployment rate dropped from 19% to 13%.

The latest jobs numbers surprised some economists as some states still remained closed due to COVID-19.

However, Florida entered into Phase 2 reopening on Friday that included reopening bars, nightclubs, movie theaters and more.

Businesses that qualify for Phase two are as followed: bars, movie theaters, massage therapy studios, nightclubs, pubs, sporting venues and tattoo shops.