Washington: national guard stands ready to protect the monuments

The national guard stands ready at the behest of the American government for the protection of monuments in the capital city of Washington. The approximately 40

Washington: national guard stands ready to protect the monuments

The national guard stands ready at the behest of the American government for the protection of monuments in the capital city of Washington. The approximately 400 active members were not yet in readiness, and would support the Park police to "prevent any defacing or destruction", - said the speaker of the national guard in Washington, Craig Clapper. The national guard belongs to the Reserve of the American army.

The protests against racism and police violence after the death of the African-American George Floyd have in America, a debate on the cultural memory of the country initiated. In different country, the protesters share a short process, and brought the statues to the case, the historical figures that are associated with racism. In Washington, protesters had failed on Monday evening in the attempt to overthrow a Statue of the seventh President, Andrew Jackson.

"I think many of the people who tear the statues down, have no idea what the Statue is," said President Donald Trump at a press conference in the White house. He was again available for the better protection of monuments in view, which he would until the end of the week. He also said that the Federal police investigate the FBI against hundreds of people in connection with the damage to monuments and buildings.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 03:20

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