Trump administration sends out teams to guard monuments on July 4th weekend
President Donald Trump’s administration has put special law enforcement teams in place to protect monuments it believes could be vandalized by protesters over the 4th of July holiday weekend, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Wednesday.
The announcement did not provide details on the teams’ sizes or makeup, how much the deployment cost, or how they would respond to any perceived threats. It also did not say exactly which memorials would be guarded or whether specific threats were made.
Trump this year will view fireworks celebrating U.S. independence at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota. He has taken a hard line on removing public statues commemorating figures from history, which he has called “beautiful,” and has threatened to use force on protesters defacing memorials.
1st July 2020