Four protesters in Washington, who damaged the statue of the seventh president of the United States, Andrew Jackson, were charged with destroying federal property, follows from a press release published on the website of the US Department of Justice.
“The Office is steadfastly adhering to its obligation to protect the sacred right of citizens to peaceful protests, which the First Amendment gives, but these accusations should serve as a warning to those who choose to desecrate the statues and monuments that adorn the capital of our country: your aggressive behavior and criminal actions will go unpunished, “the words of the Acting Attorney of the District of Columbia Michael Sherwin are quoted in the release.
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On Monday, protesters in the US capital of Washington, demonstrators tried to demolish the statue of US President Andrew Jackson. It was reported that the protesters tumbled down a temporary fence around the statue, some climbed it to tie a rope. The crowd surrounding the statue shouted, “Andrew Jackson must leave!” Police ousted protesters from Lafayette Square.
Subsequently, US President Donald Trump threatened with ten years in prison for vandalism against the statue of Andrew Jackson, as well as for damage to St. John’s Church in Washington, DC. In addition, he ordered the arrest of all those who try to destroy or commit acts of vandalism against monuments and statues in the country and threatened the attackers with a prison term of up to 10 years.