August 9, 2020

Trump Approves Arrest of Anyone Who Pulls Down Statues

(TELESUR) – The new order may be applied retroactively to those who previously participated in the monuments’ demolition.

U.S. President Donald Trump Tuesday authorized the arrest of anyone who demolishes or vandalizes monuments or statues, with a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.

The new order may be applied retroactively to those who previously participated in the monuments’ demolition.

“I authorize the federal government to arrest anyone who damages any monument, statue, or other property in the country, in accordance with the Veterans Memorial Preservation Act,” President twitted.

A wave of protests has rocked the country since May 25 when George Floyd, a black man, was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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