Statue of Confederate General Destroyed in Washington: Police Inactive
Another protest in the US capital led to the removal of the 11-foot monument of Albert Pike. In their fight against racism, activists demolish all the symbols of racism and slavery in the United States by burning flags and removing monuments dedicated to the Confederation.
A huge crowd of protesters marched through the streets, chanting “No justice, no peace!” and “No racist police!” Many carried banners with the words “Defund Police,” referring to the root cause, namely the murder of George Floyd at the hands of a policeman in Minneapolis.
In the footage from the scene, it is clear that people tied the statue with ropes and pulled it down. Already on the ground, some watered the mutilated monument with a combustible mixture and set it on fire.
According to official information, throughout the event, police were on duty around a crowd of protesters, but did not prevent damage to public property, apparently so as not to engage in fights with activists.
In response to such law enforcement behavior, US President Donald Trump demanded the arrest of all the vandals.
“The DC police are not doing their job as they watched a statue be ripped down and burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!"
The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn. These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country! @MayorBowser— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2020
Many protesters linked Albert Pike not only to the Masonic movement, but also to the organization of the KKK in the United States. And although this information was not confirmed, it did not save the statue from destruction.