President Trump is taking action to defend Nation’s historical monuments, statues, and memorials
June 27, 2020
Global Korean Post
Yesterday, President Trump has signed an Executive Order that ensures that any person or group that destroys or vandalizes a monument, memorial, or statue is prosecuted to the fullest extent.
United States law authorizes a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment for the willful injury of Federal property.
The Executive Order also directs that those who incite violence and illegal activity are prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law.
State and local law enforcement agencies that fail to protect monuments, memorials, and statues will be subject to the withholding of Federal support.
The Attorney General will take all appropriate action against individuals and organizations found to have participated in unlawful acts—related to rioting and the destruction of Federal property.
The Federal Government will ensure personnel are available across the Nation to assist with the protection of Federal monuments, memorials, statues, and property.