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Jackson Statue Near White House Still Standing After Protesters Try To Topple It

Posted on AllSides June 23rd, 2020
From The Left
Violence in America, Confederate statues, vandalism, George Floyd protests, race and racism, Andrew Jackson, Lafayette Square

Police fired chemical agents to clear Lafayette Square in Washington, D.C., on Monday night after protesters attempted — and failed — to pull down a huge statue of Andrew Jackson located there.

The famous statue of the seventh president on a rearing horse sits opposite the North Portico of the White House. The park has been the scene of anti-racist protests since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month.

Protesters removed a chain-link fence that had recently been placed around the statue and climbed its base to...

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