Trump toughened the punishment for the desecration of monuments
The President of the United States signed an executive decree on the protection of monuments, which allows protesters to be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years for attempting to defile any monument or statue.
Attempts by protesters in the United States to demolish or desecrate the monuments completely ceased after the signing of the presidential executive decree on the protection of monuments, providing for long prison sentences, wrote U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday, June 28, on Twitter.
“After the introduction of a very strict 10-year prison sentence for those who commit acts of vandalism against monuments, statues, and so on, and after many people across the country have been arrested, vandalism has completely stopped. Thank you!” – said the head of the White House.
On Friday, Trump signed an executive decree on the protection of monuments, which allows protesters to be punished with imprisonment of up to 10 years for trying to defile any monument or statue.
Recall that riots and protests against racial inequality and police arbitrariness broke out in many parts of the United States because of the death in Minneapolis (Minnesota) after the arrest of African American George Floyd.
Then, in a number of American cities, protesters began to demolish monuments to various historical figures, including the figures of the Confederation, which united the states of the slave-owning South during the Civil War in the USA (1861-1865), and the explorer Christopher Columbus, who opened the New World for Europeans.