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Protesters fail to bring down Andrew Jackson statue near White House

Protestors attach a chain to the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House in an attempt to pull it down as someone throws a roll of toilet paper at the statue during racial inequality protests in Washington, June 22, 2020. Protesters tried tearing down a statue of the seventh president of the United States in a park near the White House on Monday, scrawling "killer scum" on its pedestal and pulling on the monument with ropes before police intervened.

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Protestors attach a chain to the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House in an attempt to pull it down as someone throws a roll of toilet paper at the statue during racial inequality protests in...more

Protestors attach a chain to the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park in front of the White House in an attempt to pull it down as someone throws a roll of toilet paper at the statue during racial inequality protests in Washington, June 22, 2020. Protesters tried tearing down a statue of the seventh president of the United States in a park near the White House on Monday, scrawling "killer scum" on its pedestal and pulling on the monument with ropes before police intervened. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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U.S. Park Police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protestors during an attempt to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park. Monday's incident began around dusk with scores of protesters, most wearing masks against coronavirus infection, breaking through a 6-foot-tall fence erected in recent days around the statute at the center of the park.

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U.S. Park Police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protestors during an attempt to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park. Monday's incident began around dusk with scores of protesters, most...more

U.S. Park Police officers deploy pepper spray as they clash with protestors during an attempt to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson in the middle of Lafayette Park. Monday's incident began around dusk with scores of protesters, most wearing masks against coronavirus infection, breaking through a 6-foot-tall fence erected in recent days around the statute at the center of the park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protesters then climbed onto the monument, fastening ropes and cords around the sculpted heads of both Jackson and his horse and dousing the marble pedestal with yellow paint before the crowd began trying to yank the statute from its base.

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Protesters then climbed onto the monument, fastening ropes and cords around the sculpted heads of both Jackson and his horse and dousing the marble pedestal with yellow paint before the crowd began trying to yank the statute from its...more

Protesters then climbed onto the monument, fastening ropes and cords around the sculpted heads of both Jackson and his horse and dousing the marble pedestal with yellow paint before the crowd began trying to yank the statute from its base. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A man treats a woman affected by pepper spray as Washington Metropolitan Police officers clash with demonstrators. Dozens of law enforcement officers, led by U.S. Park Police, stormed into the square, swinging batons and firing chemical agents to scatter protesters. By dark, police had taken control and outnumbered demonstrators in the immediate area.

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A man treats a woman affected by pepper spray as Washington Metropolitan Police officers clash with demonstrators. Dozens of law enforcement officers, led by U.S. Park Police, stormed into the square, swinging batons and firing chemical agents to...more

A man treats a woman affected by pepper spray as Washington Metropolitan Police officers clash with demonstrators. Dozens of law enforcement officers, led by U.S. Park Police, stormed into the square, swinging batons and firing chemical agents to scatter protesters. By dark, police had taken control and outnumbered demonstrators in the immediate area. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A protestor holds up a Black Lives Matter sign in front of the White House. Jackson, a former U.S. Army general nicknamed "Old Hickory," served two terms in the White House, from 1829 to 1837, espousing a populist political style that has sometimes been compared with that of Trump.

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A protestor holds up a Black Lives Matter sign in front of the White House. Jackson, a former U.S. Army general nicknamed "Old Hickory," served two terms in the White House, from 1829 to 1837, espousing a populist political style that has sometimes...more

A protestor holds up a Black Lives Matter sign in front of the White House. Jackson, a former U.S. Army general nicknamed "Old Hickory," served two terms in the White House, from 1829 to 1837, espousing a populist political style that has sometimes been compared with that of Trump. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors put up a sign reading "Black House Autonomous Zone" on fencing moved by demonstrators from a construction site into the middle of I Street near Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers had pushed back racial inequality protesters from the area to re-open streets for the resumption of vehicle traffic near the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors put up a sign reading "Black House Autonomous Zone" on fencing moved by demonstrators from a construction site into the middle of I Street near Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers had pushed back racial...more

Protestors put up a sign reading "Black House Autonomous Zone" on fencing moved by demonstrators from a construction site into the middle of I Street near Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers had pushed back racial inequality protesters from the area to re-open streets for the resumption of vehicle traffic near the White House. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A protestors wraps chains and ropes around the statue of President Andrew Jackson during an attempt by protestors to pull the statue down. Native American activists have long criticized Jackson, a Democrat, for signing the 1830 Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native Americans being driven from their lands by the U.S. government and forced to march west, in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Many perished before arriving.

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A protestors wraps chains and ropes around the statue of President Andrew Jackson during an attempt by protestors to pull the statue down. Native American activists have long criticized Jackson, a Democrat, for signing the 1830 Indian Removal Act,...more

A protestors wraps chains and ropes around the statue of President Andrew Jackson during an attempt by protestors to pull the statue down. Native American activists have long criticized Jackson, a Democrat, for signing the 1830 Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native Americans being driven from their lands by the U.S. government and forced to march west, in what became known as the "Trail of Tears." Many perished before arriving. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer falls to the ground as police clash with protestors by the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer falls to the ground as police clash with protestors by the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police officer falls to the ground as police clash with protestors by the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protestors react to the effects of pepper spray as they run from police during a clash as protestors attempted to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors react to the effects of pepper spray as they run from police during a clash as protestors attempted to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors react to the effects of pepper spray as they run from police during a clash as protestors attempted to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A protestor stands in front of a line of U.S. Park Police riot police as the two sides face off at Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A protestor stands in front of a line of U.S. Park Police riot police as the two sides face off at Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

A protestor stands in front of a line of U.S. Park Police riot police as the two sides face off at Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protest medics assist a bloodied protester as police clash with demonstrators during an attempt by protestors to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protest medics assist a bloodied protester as police clash with demonstrators during an attempt by protestors to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protest medics assist a bloodied protester as police clash with demonstrators during an attempt by protestors to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors push street barricades up the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park across from the White House as they move to re-block the street along Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers pushed back racial inequality demonstrators to re-open the street. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors push street barricades up the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park across from the White House as they move to re-block the street along Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers pushed back racial...more

Protestors push street barricades up the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park across from the White House as they move to re-block the street along Black Lives Matter Plaza after Washington Metropolitan Police officers pushed back racial inequality demonstrators to re-open the street. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors stand with their hands up on Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of St. John's Episcopal Church after police clashed with demonstrators. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors stand with their hands up on Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of St. John's Episcopal Church after police clashed with demonstrators. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors stand with their hands up on Black Lives Matter Plaza in front of St. John's Episcopal Church after police clashed with demonstrators. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protestors hold up a Black Lives Matter banner as they gather in Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors hold up a Black Lives Matter banner as they gather in Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors hold up a Black Lives Matter banner as they gather in Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protesters and police face off at Lafayette Park in front of the White House after police clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protesters and police face off at Lafayette Park in front of the White House after police clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protesters and police face off at Lafayette Park in front of the White House after police clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park across from the White House. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park across from the White House. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park across from the White House. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors raise their hands in front of a line of riot police after Washington Metropolitan Police officers clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors raise their hands in front of a line of riot police after Washington Metropolitan Police officers clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors raise their hands in front of a line of riot police after Washington Metropolitan Police officers clashed with demonstrators trying to pull down the statue of President Andrew Jackson. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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A protestor thrusts her fist in the middle of Washington's Black Lives Matter Plaza as protestors face off with police along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A protestor thrusts her fist in the middle of Washington's Black Lives Matter Plaza as protestors face off with police along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A protestor thrusts her fist in the middle of Washington's Black Lives Matter Plaza as protestors face off with police along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors work together to push street barricades into the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors work together to push street barricades into the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors work together to push street barricades into the middle of H Street along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors move fencing from a construction site into the middle of I Street, Northwest near Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors move fencing from a construction site into the middle of I Street, Northwest near Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Protestors move fencing from a construction site into the middle of I Street, Northwest near Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Washington Metropolitan Police officers stand guard at the spot in front of St. John's Episcopal Church where President Donald Trump held a photo opportunity several weeks ago. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Washington Metropolitan Police officers stand guard at the spot in front of St. John's Episcopal Church where President Donald Trump held a photo opportunity several weeks ago. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Washington Metropolitan Police officers stand guard at the spot in front of St. John's Episcopal Church where President Donald Trump held a photo opportunity several weeks ago. REUTERS/Tom Brenner
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Protestors carry a barricade along Lafayette Park across from the White House (rear) as they move to re-block H Street, Northwest along Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors carry a barricade along Lafayette Park across from the White House (rear) as they move to re-block H Street, Northwest along Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors carry a barricade along Lafayette Park across from the White House (rear) as they move to re-block H Street, Northwest along Black Lives Matter Plaza. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Protestors face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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A protestor dances in the street as demonstrators face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A protestor dances in the street as demonstrators face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A protestor dances in the street as demonstrators face off with police at the intersection of 16th and H Street on Black Lives Matter Plaza along Lafayette Park. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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