Throw out those ten years in prison.
Such is the blatant message from Donald Trump in the wake of several cases of broken and vandalised monuments and statues in the UNITED states.
on Tuesday, the u.s. president wrote that he now has ordered the authorities to arrest and throw hærværksmændene ten years in prison, if they destroy a monument.
.....This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020
Actions against police brutality and racism, and for black rights has spread throughout the UNITED states and large parts of the world.
It has led to several monuments of prominent sydstatsfigurer and colonialists have been torn down by protesters in the past weeks of protests in the country.
Friday was a statue of confederate general Albert Pike overturned and set on fire in Washington, D. C. the Statue was torn down with ropes, after which the protesters began shouting 'black lives matter'.
In Boston, is a statue of Christopher Columbus has been destroyed. The Italian-born explorers are hailed in many school textbooks to be 'the discoverer of the UNITED states'.
He regarded, however, at the same time by many as the cause of the beginning of the genocide against the indigenous people in the country.
Here is the statue in front of the Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, which has now been removed. Photo: Mike Segar/Ritzau Scanpix
Also in the city of Richmond, Virginia, is a Columbus statue has been vandalized. In addition, a controversial statue of former US president Theodore Roosevelt is being removed from the square in front of New York City's Natural history Museum.