Twitter flagged a message from President Donald Trump which said that any attempt at an autonomous zone in Washington, DC, "will be met with serious force" as violating its policy against abusive behavior on Tuesday (early Wednesday, June 24, 2020 in Manila.)

At 8:45 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Trump tweeted, "There will never be an 'Autonomous Zone' in Washington, D.C., as long as I'm your President. If they try they will be met with serious force!"

Trump’s tweet came after reports said people graffitied the historic St. John's Church in Lafayette Square, which is next to the White House, with the phrase "Black House Autonomous Zone" during Monday evening's protests in Washington. Nearby barricades were also spray-painted with the phrases "BHAZ," "BLM," and "F--- the police."

On Tuesday afternoon, Twitter placed a public-interest notice on the tweet and restricted users' ability to share it, saying it violated the company's "policy against abusive behavior, specifically, the presence of a threat of harm against an identifiable group." The tweet is still available to view and can be retweeted, but users cannot like or reply to it.