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Protesters did not even leave Mahatma Gandhi’s statue: Trump

US President Donald Trump called the violence of the past days a group of thugs.

US President Donald Trump addressed an election rally on the violence in the US in the past and said that this violence was done by a group of thugs. Who also targeted Mahatma Gandhi’s statue.

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  • Last Updated:September 19, 2020, 11:21 AM IST

Washington. US President Donald Trump said that after the death of African American George Floyd, violent protesters did not leave the Statue of mahatma gandhi in Washington DC. He called the protesters a ‘gang of thugs’.

On May 25, in Minneapolis, white policeman Derek Chauvin slammed a 46-year-old black Floyd on the ground with handcuffs, and held his neck with a knee for about eight minutes, killing him. After the video of this incident went viral, violent demonstrations started across the country. In this sequence, some incidents of sabotage, looting and arson also occurred in the whole country.

Addressing the election meeting in Minissota, Trump said, ‘You know, he targeted the statue of Abraham Lincoln. When they targeted Lincoln’s statue, I said, wait a minute, this is the person and you are doing this, then they started targeting George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and all. ‘

It is noteworthy that Trump lost in Minnesota in 2016 by 44 thousand votes. President Trump mentioned the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington. The unknown mischievous elements were targeted during the nationwide protests. He said, ‘He also had Gandhi. Gandhi wants only one thing, that is peace. right? We have peace, and his statue was dropped. We don’t like them, I don’t think they will realize what they are doing. ‘

President Trump said, ‘I believe it was just a group of thugs. You want to know the truth I believe it was a group of thugs. The President told his audience that he had signed the executive order. In which there is a provision of 10 years of imprisonment for such mischievous elements. He said that now nobody even talks about the demolition of statues. The Indian embassy has restored the statue with the help of the National Park Police and the US State Department.

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