US President Donald Trump on Friday (native time) mentioned that he has signed a “very robust” government order geared toward defending the nation’s monuments and statues from vandalism.
“I simply had the privilege of signing a really robust government order defending American monuments, memorials and statues — and combatting latest legal violence. Lengthy jail phrases for these lawless acts in opposition to our nice nation!” Trump tweeted.
I simply had the privilege of signing a really robust Government Order defending American Monuments, Memorials, and Statues – and combatting latest Felony Violence. Lengthy jail phrases for these lawless acts in opposition to our Nice Nation!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2020
The White Home is but to launch particulars on the manager order.
Earlier this week, Trump mentioned that he was making ready an order after protestors tried to vandalise a statue of former President Andrew Jackson close to the White Home amid nationwide demonstrations in opposition to racism and police brutality, that are going down following the demise of George Floyd, an African-American man in police custody final month.
The US President asserted that the order would reinforce current legislation, The Hill reported.
The Veterans’ Memorial Preservation Act handed in 2003 already empowers authorities to impose fines and a jail time period of as much as 10 years for “makes an attempt to injure or destroy, any construction, plaque, statue or different monument on public property commemorating the service of any particular person or individuals within the armed forces of the US.”
At a press convention, Trump mentioned that the manager order would “consolidate varied issues.”
The Nationwide Guard has been activated in Washington DC to guard federal monuments following Monday’s try by the protestors to topple Andrew Jackson’s bust.