A row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFPA row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFP
A row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFP

Trump calls for crackdown after protesters target Andrew Jackson statue near White House

  • The current US president first threatened arrests when protesters tried and failed to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington DC
  • Jackson enslaved black people as a plantation owner and is remembered for the Trail of Tears, a deadly forced removal of Native Americans
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A row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFPA row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFP
A row of police officers stand guard in front of the equestrian statue of former US President General Andrew Jackson after protesters tried to topple it. Photo: AFP
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