FBI seeks info on 15 connected to vandalization of Andrew Jackson statue, Trump tweets poster
He touted possible '10 year prison sentences' for the alleged vandals.
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The FBI has release a poster with the pictures of 15 people on which the agency seeking information in connection with the attempted destruction Monday of a monument to former President Andrew Jackson near the White House.
President Trump on Friday tweeted a picture of his poster to his roughly 80 million followers.
Protesters gathered in D.C.'s Lafayette Square Monday in an attempted to bring down the statue of Jackson, which has been at that location since 1852, seven years after the former president's death. The would-be destroyers struggled and ultimately failed to tear the monument down with ropes.
The FBI has since opened up an investigation into the incident, which they said might constitute a felony offense. In his tweet Trump wrote that "MANY people [are] in custody, with many others being sought for Vandalization of Federal Property in Lafayette Park."
"10 year prison sentences!" he also said, referring to an executive order he signed that cracks down on the destruction of federal property
The United States Park Police are also participating in the FBI investigation.
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