D.C. monuments including World War II Memorial vandalized amid D.C. unrest

DC will be under curfew for a second night on Monday evening

Updated: June 2, 2020 - 8:15am

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The nation's capital has been hit hard by the nationwide civil unrest that erupted across the country in the wake of the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minnesota – with some of country's most cherish landmarks damaged and dozens of Secret Service police officers reportedly injured keeping protesters away from the White House.

The National Mall NPS Twitter account posted pictures of several monuments that were vandalized Saturday night, including the World War II Memorial on which someone wrote, "Do black vets count?"

A structure around the Lincoln Memorial were also defaced with graffiti.

Across the nation cities have experienced looting and property damage. In the nation's capital the Secret Service has had to deal with violent protesters, leading to multiple injuries. 

"Between Friday night and Sunday morning, more than 60 Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers and Special Agents sustained multiple injuries from projectiles such as bricks, rocks, bottles, fireworks and other items. Secret Service personnel were also directly physically assaulted as they were kicked, punched and exposed to bodily fluids," a Secret Service tweet says.

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Sunday imposed a curfew from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday. The city will be under an even earlier curfew starting at 7 p.m. on Monday.

 

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