Criminal vandals are preparing to tear down the iconic statue of Andrew Jackson outside the White House.
Police have stepped in to attempt to stop the destruction.
— holly (@hollySeaDC) June 22, 2020
Jackson was the seventh president of the United States, a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of the U.S. Congress.
By 8:30 p.m. police had pushed the protesters away from the statue using chemical irritants.
What looks like a combination of Park Police and MPD have pushed the the line back past H St. Chemical irritants are everywhere, it is felt strongly in the air. #dcprotest #lafayettepark pic.twitter.com/tskPfpgFse
— R. Maxwell Bone (@maxbone55) June 23, 2020
Happening Now: Protesters in DC are trying to pull down a Thomas Jefferson statue and being stopped by police. pic.twitter.com/jZFSVx9Ayo
— Jeff Taylor (@jefftaylorhuman) June 23, 2020
Far left militants are also in the process of setting up an “autonomous zone” near the White House, after the one in Seattle has been plagued with violence, theft, shootings and murder.
Rioters took over a six square block area of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood earlier this month and have been refusing to allow police entry. They have been allowed to continue their game with the blessing of Mayor Jenny Durkan. She has compared the chaos to a “block party.” However, the area has been plagued with violence, theft, and murder. There have been multiple shootings since Saturday.