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BREAKING: Trump orders 10 years in jail for destroying racist statues

by Mandla Ndlovu
23 Jun 2020 at 12:14hrs | Views
American President Donald Trump has authorized the imprisonment of any persons who are caught destroying statues in the country.

In a tweet on Tuesday, Trump said, "I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U.S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran's Memorial Preservation Act, or such other laws that may be pertinent.

"This action is taken effective immediately, but may also be used retroactively for destruction or vandalism already caused. There will be no exceptions!"

On Monday Jesuit Review Published an article by one Massimo Faggioli saying, "Some statues deserve to be toppled and removed because their symbolic value has been undermined by a political and historiographical rethinking of a tragic past. In Italy, my own country of origin, many monuments of the Fascist regime were removed long before it was possible to teach about the 20th-century history of authoritarian regimes. There are other examples as well. In post-communist Eastern Europe, for example, statues from the Soviet era were often moved to museums and parks to become part of a resignification of political art."

Source - Byo24News
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