Jun 30, 2020
Vandals caught defacing George Washington statue with red paint as Trump vows to find and punish masked ‘anarchists’
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PRESIDENT Trump threatened to punish two masked vandals who were caught on camera defacing George Washington statues in New York.
Footage shows the suspects — one wearing a full face mask — hurling red paint over two iconic statues at Washington Square Park in Manhattan.5 Two masked vandals defaced statues of George Washington in ManhattanCredit: EPA
“We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan.We have them on tape.” Trump said.
Trump warned: “They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in Prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act. Turn yourselves in now!”
The NYPD surveillance video shows two men walking near the park early on Monday morning.
One man was wearing a full face mask while the other had a surgical mask on.5 The duo was caught on surveillance video near Washington Square Park early Monday morningCredit: NYPD
The duo then entered Washington Square Park and hurled paint-filled balloons at the statues.
The video also captured a woman on a Citibike who appeared to act as a lookout for the two vandals.
One statue is of Washington as a general during the Revolutionary War.
The other depicts him as his first term as commander in chief.5 Two men allegedly threw paint at George Washington statuesCredit: NYPD 5 A woman on a CitiBike appears to act as a lookout as the two men threw red paint at the statuesCredit: NYPD
George Washington was the first US president. He also owned slaves.
The incident comes as protesters have targeted an array of monuments, including Confederate leaders and even presidents, in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
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No one has been arrested yet and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477)
Last Friday, President Trump signed an executive order to protect statues as protests continue across the country.
The executive order promises ‘long prison terms’ for protesters who vandalize monuments.
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De Blasio heckled as he paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural at Trump Tower
Mayor Invoice de Blasio was greeted with a number of jeers as he confirmed as much as assist paint a large Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue outdoors Trump Tower on Thursday — with a few indignant onlookers shouting “douchebag de Blasio” upon his arrival.
The mayor joined First Woman Chirlane McCray, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to fill within the letter “L” in with yellow paint for the what some critics, together with Trump himself, have known as a political stunt.
When he arrived round 11:30 a.m., two or three males shouted, “douchebag de Blasio” at Hizzoner as he crossed the road.
“That is such an essential second for our metropolis,” de Blasio instructed volunteers, who chanted “Black lives Matter!” whereas holding paint rollers. “We’re making an announcement as we speak of what we worth in New York Metropolis.”
De Blasio left about 20 minutes later.
The remainder of the mural — which reads “Black Lives Matter” in large block letters alongside Fifth Avenue between E. 56th and E. 57th streets — was painted by greater than 20 native artists with the youth-focused group Road Nook Assets.
De Blasio commissioned the mural final month as a part of a number of deliberate throughout New York Metropolis — regardless of warning of mass layoffs if town doesn’t get a federal bailout and assitance from Trump as a result of coronavirus pandemic.