Protesters defaced a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square outside the White House on Monday night as they tried to topple it, according to the Interior Department and media reports.
The Jackson statue remained on its pedestal, according to The Associated Press. Videos posted on social media showed that the protesters had climbed on the statue and tied ropes around it, then tried to pull it off its pedestal, the AP said. [Read More]
Protesters were upset after they were prevented in toppling the statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park, which is just across the street from the White House, on Monday. Park Police and D.C. Metro Police pushed everyone out of the park after they tried pulling down the statue with ropes. [Read More]
Interior Secretary David Bernhardt criticized protestors in Washington, D.C., after a tense Monday night of demonstrations that saw protestors attempt to topple the statue of President Jackson in Lafayette Square.
“I just left Lafayette Square where another so called ‘peaceful protest’ led to destruction tonight,” Bernhardt tweeted just before 11 p.m. Monday. “Let me be clear: we will not bow to anarchists. Law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.” [Read More]
As statues are defaced and torn down, and buildings are renamed to remove dark and troubling reminders of America’s imperfect history, isn’t it about time we come to grips as a nation with our sordid and embarrassing past and remove the glorification of one of the most divisive figures in American history?
Isn’t it time we remove Hillary Clinton’s name from the State Department pavilion that bears her name? [Read More]
Parents, students and teachers in Loudoun County have mixed reactions to a proposal announced last week by Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Eric Williams outlining plans to provide in-person instruction two days a week and virtual learning three days a week come the fall.
No definitive plans for the 2020-2021 school year have been finalized, however.
A Facebook group with 8,500 members has been weighing in on Williams’ reopening plan, with a majority of the members in support of 100 percent in-person learning this fall. [Read More]
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