The crowd tried to demolish the monument to the seventh President of the United States.
In Washington, police used pepper gas to disperse the crowd, trying to carry a statue of seventh US President Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), reports the Chronicle.info with reference to the Correspondent.
Commented on the unrest, President of the United States Donald trump.
“A large number of people detained over the shameful act of vandalism on Lafayette square in relation to the magnificent monument of Andrew Jackson and the damage of the facade of the Church of St. John, on the contrary. 10 years in prison according to the law on the preservation of memorials to veterans. Beware!”, — trump wrote on Twitter.
The monument threw the ropes and began to rock. The police managed to push the protesters.
Rioters in Lafayette Square in Washington DC are trying to topple over a statue of President Andrew Jackson
— Koke Report 😷 Parler (KokeReport) (@KokeReport) June 23, 2020
Numerous people arrested in D.C. for the disgraceful vandalism, in Lafayette Park, of the magnificent Statue of Andrew Jackson, in addition to the exterior defacing of St. John’s Church across the street. 10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020