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2020-06-23T12:46:02+00:00

Trump says he has authorised Feds to "arrest anyone who vandalizes" Federal property

Trump says he has authorised Feds to "arrest anyone who vandalizes" Federal property
Donald Trump at the South Lawn of the White House on June 5, 2020 Credit: The White House from Washington, DC / Public domain

Donald Trump announced on Twitter that he has "authorised" the Federal Government to "arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S."

He further added that the "action is taken effective immediately" and that the offense would be punishable with "up to 10 years in prison."

This move comes after protestors have taken down Confederate statues and monuments while protesting against systemic racism and police brutality.

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