Julia MEADOW, “FACTS”
The President of the United States Donald trump reacted to the latest protests against the monuments to the confederates, which began after the murder of police officer George Floyd in Minneapolis. He signed a decree aimed at the protection of monuments and memorials.
About his decision, trump said on Twitter
“I just had the honor to sign a very powerful Decree guarding American monuments, memorials and statues and is struggling with the recent criminal violence. Long prison terms for these illegal actions against our great country!” — wrote the President.
According to trump, with the attacks on the monuments are “the anarchists and radical left extremists” so he provides for deprivation of Federal assistance, States, counties and municipalities that have not taken efforts to protect their monuments.
As reported by Voice of America, June 26, attorney General William Barr ordered to establish a working group to counter anti-government extremism. Among extremists, he pointed out supporters of the movement “Boogaloo” and “Antifa”.
Recall, a global action against monuments began in the UK, where in Bristol the demonstrators threw into the water in the Harbor the statue of Edward Colston is a local businessman who did much in his time to the development of the city, a well-known philanthropist, but a slaver. This incident has taken a liking to the participants of the protests in other British cities. So, in London, demonstrators dismantled a statue of a Scottish merchant and slave owner Robert Milligan. The police didn’t even try to intervene.