Article by Cindy Mitchell
June 23, 2020
On Monday night radical far-left organizations ANTIFA and BLM attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson near the White House. However, there was a quick response from the White House claiming they will take a strong stance protecting these statues.
David Bernhardt Secretary of the Interior, responded to the latest destruction of property by the rioters, writing the following Post on Twitter:
I just left Lafayette Square where another so called “peaceful protest” led to destruction tonight. Let me be clear: we will not bow to anarchists. Law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.
The scope of the violence and destruction since the protests started weeks ago have been significant. Criminals have vandalized national memorials and monuments, ignited sacred sites, attacked law enforcement officers, and destroyed countless businesses.
The Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial were previously defaced, and now the Andrew Jackson Statue in Lafayette Square has been defaced by criminals who sought to topple the statue recognizing the seventh President of the United States.
Law enforcement officers ensured that this would not happen.
Across the country, some elected leaders of our cities have expressed enthusiasm and support for these criminals, exhibiting an undeniable unwillingness to protect law abiding citizens and their property.
We live in the greatest country in the world, and I thank our dedicated law enforcement officials who stand tall against these coordinated attacks and seek peace and justice for all.
Police stepped in and used pepper spray to disperse the crowd before they could topple the statue.
Early Tuesday morning President Trump “authorized” the federal government to arrest anyone who vandalizes statues or monuments on federal property.