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4 men charged in attack on Andrew Jackson statue near White House

Racial Injustice Washington
Posted at 9:26 AM, Jun 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-28 09:26:04-04

WASHINGTON — Federal authorities have charged four men in connection with a failed effort last week to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson near the White House.

In a complaint unsealed Saturday, authorities allege that the men damaged and attempted to tear down the Jackson statue, which is located in Lafayette Square, last Monday.

The square has been the site of protests in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Authorities say one of the men, a 20-year-old from Washington, D.C., appeared Saturday in Superior Court of the District of Columbia.