The President of the United States Donald trump allowed the Federal government to detain anyone for damage or destruction of the monument, this decision is effective immediately. This he announced on his Twitter page.
“I have authorized the Federal government to arrest anyone who commits acts of vandalism or destroys any monument, statue or other Federal property of its kind in the United States, and to sentence him to imprisonment for the term up to 10 years,” wrote the President.
I have authorized the Federal Government to arrest anyone who vandalizes or destroys any monument, statue or other such Federal property in the U. S. with up to 10 years in prison, per the Veteran’s Memorial Preservation Act or such other laws that may be pertinent…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2020