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Trump says people who destroy US monuments should be jailed

Reuters , Tuesday 23 Jun 2020
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday reiterated his warning that those who destroy U.S. monuments on federal property would be arrested and face jail time, hours after protesters tried to topple a statue of former president Andrew Jackson near the White House.

Trump's warning on Twitter comes as a growing swath of such statues, many paying homage to the rebel Confederacy from the nation's Civil War-era, have been targeted amid weeks of protests over racism and policing.

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