Andrew Jackson Statue Removal Thwarted by Pepper Spray in Washington, D.C. Protest

About This Source - Bloomberg QuickTake News

QuickTake is a series by Bloomberg which is tagged “Global news the world needs today.” Bloomberg L.P. is a privately held financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It was founded by Michael Bloomberg in 1981, with the help of Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar, and a 12% ownership investment by Merrill Lynch.

Recent from Bloomberg QuickTake News:

  • Kitty-Cams show Cape Town Cats Hunting for More Than You Might Expect
  • LIVE: Federal Judge Blocks U.S. Postal Service Changes That Slowed Mail | Happening Today
  • How Taiwan Plans to Go 5G Without China
  • Police use pepper spray to disperse protesters trying to pull down a statue of former U.S. President Andrew Jackson at Lafayette Park in Washington, D.C.

    Videos posted on social media showed that the protesters had climbed on the statue and tied ropes around it, then tried to pull it off its pedestal.

    The statue shows Jackson in a military uniform, riding a horse that is rearing on its hind legs. The 19th century president’s ruthless treatment of Native Americans has made his statue a target of demonstrators protesting the United States’ legacy of racial injustice.

    President Donald Trump tweeted that “Numerous people” had been arrested for “the disgraceful vandalism.” He added: “10 years in prison under the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act. Beware!”

    Interior Secretary David Bernhardt was at the scenet, and issued a statement saying: “Let me be clear: we will not bow to anarchists. Law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.”

    On June 1, law enforcement officers forcefully cleared peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so Trump could stage a photo op at a nearby church.

    Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2TwO8Gm

    QUICKTAKE ON SOCIAL:
    Follow QuickTake on Twitter: twitter.com/quicktake
    Like QuickTake on Facebook: facebook.com/quicktake
    Follow QuickTake on Instagram: instagram.com/quicktake
    Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2FJ0oQZ
    Email us at quicktakenews@gmail.com

    QuickTake by Bloomberg is a global news network delivering up-to-the-minute analysis on the biggest news, trends and ideas for a new generation of leaders.

    In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

    5 Recent Items: Donald Trump

  • Miller: Biden caved to AOC, now we’re going to have a threat to national security
  • Stephen Miller warns Americans: This is the biggest power grab we’ve ever seen
  • Biden keeps U.S. refugee cap at 15,000 – for now
  • Democrats slam President Biden for not immediately lifting refugee cap
  • Trump Caught with Coke Bottle, Biden’s $2 Trillion Plan: Late Night’s News of the Week
  • Leave a Comment