President Trump Arrest of People Who Vandalize or Destroy Monuments, Statues

June 23, 2020

By: Staff Report

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump authorized the arrest of anyone vandalizing or destroying monuments, statues, or other federal property in the United States.

President Trump made the announcement Tuesday morning on Twitter.

The violators could face up to 10 – years in prison, in accordance with the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act.

Nationally, the Black Lives Matter Movement have desecrated or completely destroyed monuments that are believed to be historically racist.

Photo From Twitter

In Washington D.C. rioters attacked the statue of Polish-American hero Tadeusz Kościuszko in Washington DC despite his efforts to free slaves. According to Wikipedia, Kosciuszko left instructions in his will, that part of his fortune was to be used to buy out and free slaves and those freed slaves were to be given an education.

Also in D.C., the steps leading up to the Lincoln Memorial were spray painted. The same area that Martin Luther King J.R., spoke during the Prayer Pilgrimage in 1957.

17th May 1957: Back view of American civil rights leader and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968), dressed in black robes and holding out his hands towards the thousands of people who have gathered to hear him speak near the Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC during the Prayer Pilgrimage. The Washington Monument can be seen in the background. History.com

The President added in a second tweet, “the action is taken, effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused.” 

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