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Hundreds of National Guard troops mobilized to protect DC monuments amid protests
Fox News ^ | 6-24--20 | By Ronn Blitzer, Lucas Tomlinson

Posted on 06/24/2020 9:10:36 AM PDT by tapatio

Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C., National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation's capital, a senior U.S. defense official told Fox News on Wednesday.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requested the action earlier this week, as protesters target statues and other historical markers during ongoing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's police custody death in Minneapolis at the end of May.

TRUMP ISSUES WARNING AMID VANDALISM, EFFORT TO TOPPLE ANDREW JACKSON STATUE

Protesters on Monday attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square by the White House, and defaced it with the phrase "killer scum," Reuters reported. Berhardt said afterward that he visited Lafayette Square and witnessed the destruction. He said the country “will not bow to anarchists," and that "law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.”

The Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial were also defaced in earlier protests.

During a protest on Tuesday that took place in front of D.C. Emancipation Memorial, one demonstrator announced that on Thursday they would tear down the memorial's statue of Abraham Lincoln standing over a freed slave.

President Trump warned Tuesday morning that anyone caught vandalizing monuments or any other federal property would be subject to arrest and face up to 10 years in prison under federal law.

D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, meanwhile, announced a more formal measure against the Emancipation Memorial, stating that she will introduce a bill calling for the statue to be removed from its home in Lincoln Park and placed in a museum.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: abrahamlincoln; andrewjackson; civilunrest; districtofcolumbia; riots; statues
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To: mumblypeg

Apparently you missed the article this morning...

https://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3858719/posts


21 posted on 06/24/2020 9:39:34 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Rurudyne; mumblypeg

With all due respect, your post #5 is off-base. mumblypeg Is correct. Yes, FDR was far from perfect. But if you can find reasons to deface his monument, then you are morally equivalent to those folks who are finding reasons to deface those other monuments. Upon reconsideration, I hope you can see that.

Liberals who don’t like Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jefferson, etc. should simply not visit their statues. Look the other way. I would think that advice should hold with FDR too.


22 posted on 06/24/2020 9:40:47 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition..)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

how convenient


23 posted on 06/24/2020 9:41:04 AM PDT by manc ( If they want so called marriage equality then they should support polygamy too.)
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To: manc

That is because this is about destroying this country.George Floyd was just a catalyst to their ultimate desire.


24 posted on 06/24/2020 9:43:41 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010 and Mom 4-20-26 12-8-2012)
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To: Rurudyne

Ditto That!


25 posted on 06/24/2020 9:43:56 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: tapatio

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26 posted on 06/24/2020 9:44:33 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: Leaning Right

Kicking the Constitution to the curb in favor of Arbitrary government is not enough for you?

Break up his monument and install a public toilet.


27 posted on 06/24/2020 9:44:56 AM PDT by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: tapatio

That’s unarmed National Guard. Bet the other side will have weapons of course


28 posted on 06/24/2020 9:45:41 AM PDT by nevadapatriot
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To: OrioleFan

Exactly. Although I’d probably want to tear them down.

I’d be down for historic blacks who did real useful things. Booker Washington and his associate George Washington Carver (OMG! How could a black be named for a racist?!). Our own local Benjamin Banneker (though he’s 1/4 white).


29 posted on 06/24/2020 9:45:57 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: tapatio; All

Every time I hear the clueless news jerks refer to antifa domestic terrorists as “protesters,” I’m hoping they get beat up by one of these “protesters.” Maybe some common sense will sink in.


30 posted on 06/24/2020 9:50:13 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: mosesdapoet

Your links don’t work.


31 posted on 06/24/2020 9:50:30 AM PDT by WildHighlander57 ((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000)
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To: Leaning Right

I agree generally.

BUT, would you honestly say this in Iraq with SoDamn Insane? Were those people bad in tearing it down? How about various communist leaders around the world and their statues?

But absolutely, there is no reason to wantonly deface and destroy lawfully placed statues IN THIS COUNTRY. This country does not deserve such treatment.
at the very least, FDR seemed to love this country, if only being very wrong. These days, I do not for one second believe liberals love this country, rather hate it.


32 posted on 06/24/2020 9:51:54 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: nevadapatriot

Even if they had arms, they’d probably never use them. Just hoping their visual would deter.


33 posted on 06/24/2020 9:52:55 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: tapatio

Sends some rounds into these effs and this shit would stop or we would put an end to it


34 posted on 06/24/2020 9:54:50 AM PDT by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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To: manc

“There has to be thousands of cameras in DC so why not arrest these turds.”

Seditious communists once arrested should be sent to Gitmo to await trial for treason.


35 posted on 06/24/2020 9:56:46 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Cloward-Piven is finally upon us.)
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To: 4yearlurker

All of these actions are only incurring in like 90+ percent Democrat cities noticed that?

Please find me any 50-50 city even or any Republican town were one single anything has been vandalized

You won’t

The rioters the looters the Aircast interview all of them 100% of them are either not going to vote because they hate America that much or they’re voting Democrat


36 posted on 06/24/2020 10:01:50 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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To: 4yearlurker

All of these actions are only incurring in like 90+ percent Democrat cities noticed that?

Please find me any 50-50 city even or any Republican town were one single anything has been vandalized

You won’t

The rioters the looters the Aircast interview all of them 100% of them are either not going to vote because they hate America that much or they’re voting Democrat


37 posted on 06/24/2020 10:02:09 AM PDT by Truthoverpower (The guv-mint you get is the Trump winning express ! Yea haw ! Trump pence II!)
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To: Rurudyne

There are dozens of reasons why FDR was a bad president. Dozens. In my opinion, the worst was how he greatly expanded the power of the federal government. Before FDR, the federal government was small, and limited. But now...you know the rest.

However, FDR did one thing that was really great. He rallied the nation to defeat both Tojo and Hitler. Before then, wars were fought in this manner: Both sides would maneuver back and forth (sometimes for years). And then a peace treaty would be signed.

Nope, said FDR. Both Tojo and Hitler have got to go. I give FDR great credit for that. He deserves a statue. (Even though Stalin took advantage of him at the end.)

It’s kinda like with Jefferson. The anarchists focus on his shortcomings, and ignore the great things he did.


38 posted on 06/24/2020 10:07:51 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition..)
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To: tapatio

They ate unarmed, per the Pentagram.


39 posted on 06/24/2020 10:08:39 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Cobra64

Forget it. The media would report it as a “peaceful beatdown”.


40 posted on 06/24/2020 10:11:25 AM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (November 2020 I will be bathing in liberal tears..)
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