°
Newark

Damaged statue of Jackson in Washington have charged

Four protesters in Washington, D.C., that damaged the statue of seventh US President Andrew Jackson, charged with destruction of Federal property, the press release published on the website of the Ministry of justice.

"The Agency strictly adheres to its obligation to defend the sacred right of citizens to peaceful protests, which gives the First amendment, however, these charges should serve as a warning to those who make choice in favor of desecration of the statues and monuments that adorn the capital of our country: your aggressive behavior and criminal acts will not go unpunished" - presented in a release quotes the acting Prosecutor of the district of Columbia Michael Sherwin.

On Monday during protests in the U.S. capital Washington, the demonstrators tried to tear down a statue of US President Andrew Jackson. It was reported that protesters knocked down a temporary fence around the statue, some climbed up on it to tie the rope. A crowd of people surrounding the statue, shouted "Andrew Jackson must go!". The police drove protesters from the square in Lafayette.

Subsequently, the President of the United States Donald trump has threatened ten years in prison for vandalism against the statue of Andrew Jackson, as well as for damage to the St. John's Church in Washington, DC. In addition, he ordered the arrest of anyone trying to destroy or commit acts of vandalism against monuments and statues throughout the country and threatened criminals with prison sentences up to 10 years.