Trump Posts Wanted Posters Seeking People Allegedly Involved in Destroying Statues

June 28, 2020 Updated: June 28, 2020

President Donald Trump made more than a dozen separate Twitter posts on Saturday that included posters seeking information on 15 suspects who were allegedly involved in trying to tear down a statue of seventh President Andrew Jackson.

The posters included the statement, “The United States Park Police, in conjunction with the FBI Washington Field Office’s Violent Crimes Task Force, is attempting to identify several individuals who are responsible for vandalizing federal property at Lafayette Square in Washington, DC.”

It said that on June 22, a group of people vandalized the Jackson statue at Lafayette Square near the White House. The FBI and U.S. Park Police are now trying to locate several people who were allegedly involved.

On Sunday morning, the president wrote that since he imposed a “very powerful 10-year prison sentence” on people who attempt to vandalize monuments and statues, “many people [are] being arrested all over the country” and “vandalism has completely stopped.”

On Friday, Trump re-tweeted an FBI wanted poster picturing alleged vandals.

“I just had the privilege of signing a very strong Executive Order protecting American Monuments, Memorials and Statues – and combating recent Criminal Violence,” he announced on Twitter. “Long prison terms for these lawless acts against our Great Country.”

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President Donald Trump retweeted this FBI wanted poster, showing photos of 15 protesters he says are wanted for “vandalization of federal property.” (FBI)

If you have any information about these individuals, contact U.S. Park Police at (202)-610-8737, uspp_tipline@nps.gov, or the case detective at (202)-610-8731. You can also contact the FBl’s Washington Field Office at (202) 278-2000.