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Protesters try to pull down Andrew Jackson statue in front of White House

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Unfortunately, a still recovering nation has civil unrest which will be exploited by complicated agendas, especially with some malign elements that actually want a second Civil War. One way to do it is to help topple monuments, even pre-Civil War ones.

Slave-holder and the Trail of Tears, the $20 bill still has his portrait and Trump loves having Native peoples pose in front of Andrew Jackson’s portrait. The background to this is the removal of press from the White House

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WUSA-TV in Washington reported that police used pepper spray to move protesters out of Lafayette Square, where the Jackson statue is located. 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 statue shows Jackson in a military uniform, riding a horse that is rearing on its hind legs. The 19th century president’s ruthless treatment of Native Americans has made his statue a target of demonstrators protesting the United States’ legacy of racial injustice.

The Jackson statue remained on its pedestal Monday night.

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