Trump threatens 10 years in prison for vandalizing statue

Trump threatens 10 years in prison for vandalizing statue

This time, the Trump administration gave a strong message about the demolition of idols across the country. US President Donald Trump has threatened to imprison those involved for up to 10 years. In a tweet on Tuesday, President Donald Trump wrote, "The Memorial Preservation Act authorizes the federal government to arrest people involved in vandalism or destruction of monuments, statues or similar central government property."

Trump was speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving for Arizona. PicsArt_06-24-01.21.18 He said, "Soon I will issue an executive order and all that is currently in force will be re-enforced."

According to US law, vandalism of government property that Trump has promised could result in fines or up to 10 years in prison.

Incidentally, after the death of the black George Floyd, there was a rush to break the statues of human beings in different parts of the United States. The US president wants to take a hard line in the rush to break the statue that has started across the country. Meanwhile, protesters tried to smash a statue of former President Andrew Jackson near the White House on Monday night.

Police later dispersed them with pepper-spray. The video, which has been circulating on social media, shows protesters climbing over the statue, tying it with ropes and trying to pull it off. However, they did not succeed. 19th-century President Jackson is known for his brutal treatment of Native Americans. That is why his statue is believed to have been targeted by protesters.

An anti-apartheid movement has begun across the United States in protest of the brutal death of black George Floyd at the hands of white police officers in Minneapolis on May 25. The fire spread to all countries. However, the country's army and police officials did not agree to take to the streets to suppress the black movement.