Donald Trump Announces 10-Year Jail Sentence For Statue Vandals

Donald Trump has authorised the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalises statues and has warned that any culprit who commits the act faces up to 10 years in prison, amid Black Lives Matter protests in the US. 

The US president took to his Twitter page on Tuesday to make the announcement, adding: “This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused.

“There will be no exceptions!”

Mr Trump declared in the message: “I have authorised 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.”

See tweets below: · 

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…..Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

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

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The announcement follows weeks of anti-racism protests 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 Confederate and slaver past.

Since the death of George Floyd in May, scores of memorials to Confederate-era figures and slave owners have been toppled or vandalised across the country.

On Monday, demonstrators attempted to pull down a statue of former US president Andrew Jackson near the White House before being dispersed by police.

33 thoughts on “Donald Trump Announces 10-Year Jail Sentence For Statue Vandals

  1. Black Lives Matters but vandalising statue of Christopher Columbus a man that disxovered America as a whole is absolutely stupid how do you know he was a racist, he lived 500years ago black killing blacks are even more often in the US more than any other race stop this hypocritical jargon

  2. Hmm dis kind of hypocritical jargon eh…black life’s matters oo…they should stop vandalizing zilch cause its won’t help solve d problem…jux imagine

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