US President Donald Trump issued an order according to which the destruction or overthrow of monuments or other property in federal property can be punishable by imprisonment for up to 10 years.
“I ordered the federal government to arrest anyone who destroys or destroys any monument, statue or other federal property in the United States, with possible imprisonment for up to 10 years, as provided for by the Memorial Preservation Memorial to veterans or other relevant laws,” Trump wrote.
As Ukrinform reported, a wave of protests swept across the United States in connection with the death on May 25 of the 46-year-old African American George Floyd. A video appeared on the network how, during a detention, a police officer presses the suspect’s neck with his knee to the asphalt, and he tries to say that he cannot breathe. Soon, Floyd died in the hospital.
The FBI and the prosecutor’s office opened a case on the lawfulness of the actions of law enforcement officers. Four police officers involved in the incident were fired.