Trump Warns Autonomous Zone Anarchists: You Will Be Met with Force and Prison Time

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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 9:45 AM
Trump Warns Autonomous Zone Anarchists: You Will Be Met with Force and Prison Time

Source: (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump warned rioters and violent anarchists Tuesday morning that their efforts to set up an "autonomous" zone across the street from the White House will not be tolerated and met with force. 

Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has also weighed in. 

Last night anarchists attempted to tear down a statue of President Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park before vandalizing St. John's Church and setting fire in the streets. 

In recent weeks the Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Bill Barr, has handed down a serious indictments and conducted arrests of rioters in a number of cities across the country. 

Earlier this month President Trump deployed National Guard troops in Washington D.C. to protect the Lincoln, WWII and other memorials on the National Mall after they were vandalized. After unrest in the city was temporarily quelled, they were sent home.