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Those Who Vandalize Statues Will Go To Jail For 10 Years – President Trump

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United States president Donald Trump has stated that a ten-year jail term awaits those who vandalize statues or monuments in the country.

President Donald Trump says there will be no exceptions
says there will be no exceptions

President Trump’s comments come amid increasing number of statues across the United States (and in the U.K.)being toppled by protesters.

Since the killing of George Floyd several weeks ago, many have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism, bringing down a number of statues with racist histories.

A statue being brought down in the U.K.
A statue being brought down in the U.K.

On June 23, 2020, President Trump took to his Twitter page to make the following comments regarding the development:

I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act, or such laws that may be pertinent…

This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!

Protesters bring down a statue in the U.S.
Protesters bring down a statue in the U.S.

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