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Activists Try To Tear Down Andrew Jackson Statue In DC, Lose Fight With Police

Washington, DC – Activists reacted with violence after law enforcement officers stopped them from tearing down a statue of President Andrew Jackson Monday night.

The anti-statue activists initially appeared to go unchallenged and started pulling on straps to topple the statue in Lafayette Square.

The activists claim to have renamed Lafayette Square, “Black Lives Matter Square.”

As the activists were working to bring down the statue, U.S. Park Police moved in to stop them.

Metropolitan Police Department could be seen in the area helping to hold back the hostile crowd.

Activists have been destroying statues across the U.S. which they deemed to be “racist” in recent weeks.

The activists blamed Andrew Jackson for violence against Native Americans.

Other statues which have been recently destroyed include George Washington and President Ulysses S. Grant.

President Grant is best known for crushing the Confederate army in the Civil War, helping to end slavery. He is also known for crushing the the KKK and presiding over the 15th Amendment which granted black men the right to vote.

President Grant was also a Republican.

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Christopher Berg

Editor-in-Chief: Twitter/@SnarkyCop. Christopher left his job as a police officer to manage The Police Tribune to provide context to the public about police incidents. Before becoming a police officer, he worked as a law enforcement dispatcher trainer.

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