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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Trump Announces 10-year Jail Term For Anyone Who Vandalizes Public Statues During Black Lives Matter Protests

                                 Trump Announces 10-year Jail Term For Anyone Who Vandalizes Public Statues During Black Lives Matter Protests
US President, Donald Trump has authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes statues and has warned that any culprit who commits the act risks been jailed for up to 10 years amid Black Lives Matter protests across the country.

Mr Trump made the announcement via his verified Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump on Tuesday, June 23. 

He said action will be taken effective immediately, and also threatened that the order could be used 'retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused.' 

He wrote: ‘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 other 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!’

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 other laws that may be pertinent.....
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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 other 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!
36.2K people are talking about this


The announcement follows weeks of anti-racism demonstrations over the death of George Floyd and other African Americans in the hands of white police officers, with activists calling for the removal of memorials to the country's colonialist past.

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