Trump says people who destroy US monuments should be jailed

Reuters , Tuesday 23 Jun 2020

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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