US President Donald Trump said he allowed the arrest of anyone who spoils or destroys monuments, and threatened with a prison sentence of up to 10 years
This was announced by the American leader on Twitter.
On Tuesday, June 23, Trump said he authorized the authorities to arrest those involved in the destruction of damaged monuments, followed by imprisonment for up to 10 years.
“I authorized the federal government to arrest anyone involved in vandalism or destroying any monument, statue or other similar federal property in the United States with imprisonment for up to 10 years,” he wrote.
Trump noted that the order takes effect “immediately” and can be used retroactively.
Recall, on May 25, Minneapolis police detained a black man. During the arrest, one of the policemen used a choking technique, stepping a knee on the man’s neck. At the same time, the detainee, 46-year-old George Floyd, repeatedly told the white officer that he could not breathe. Due to the brutal detention, the man died. An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was strangulation. On May 28, mass protests broke out in the United States against racism and police aggression. # The letters spoke more about this in the article “The Murder of George Floyd and Mass Protests in the USA: Chronology of Events”.