US President Donald Trump has criticized a mob trying to tear down statues of US Confederate leaders and other historical figures, warning that protesters were trying to erase the country’s history.
According to details, Donald Trump addressed thousands of supporters on Mount Rushmore on the occasion of the National Day of the United States and despite the death of more than 125,000 people in the country due to the coronavirus, a large number of people had gathered.
More than 7,500 people attended the ceremony, most of whom were not even wearing masks and were violating instructions regarding Coronavirus.
In his speech, Trump warned protesters that the protests against inequality threatened the very foundations of the country’s political system.
He said that the left-wing cultural revolution is designed to drive out the American revolution. “Our children are being taught in schools to hate their own country,” Trump added.
He announced that he would build a ‘National Garden of American Heroes’ with statues of America’s great people and a large park.
Earlier, protesters tried to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States.
“The mob is trying to tear down the statues of our founders and damage our monuments,” Trump said.
He said that they think the American people are soft and weak, but the American people are strong and proud and they will not allow its values and our culture to be taken away from them.
Note that Protests erupted and Black Lives Matter movement intensified after a video surfaced on social media showing a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd being strangled on the street of Minnesota (northern regions of the United States) by a police officer while the man was saying in a low voice. “I can’t breathe, don’t kill me.”
According to reports, shortly after the incident, the man was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance where he died.
Four police officers were immediately suspended after the video surfaced.
Minnesota police say George Floyd was working as a security guard at a hotel when he was found drunk on another person’s car and resisted when police asked him to get off.
The protests later spread to several US states, and in the wake of the unrest, authorities not only mobilized the National Guard but also imposed curfews in several cities.
After the violent protests, Donald Trump described the protesting citizens as local terrorists and accused them of looting.
A policeman involved in the murder of a civilian was later arrested and charged with second-degree or second-degree murder, while three of his accomplices are also facing charges.