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Statue Of Confederate General Toppled In DC, And Trump Is Freaking Out

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On Friday night, protestors gathered in Judiciary Square in Washington D.C. and toppled the statue of confederate general Albert Pike in Judiciary Square, prompting a frantic tweet from President Donald Trump, calling for the arrest of individuals who took part in the incident.

“The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn,” Trump tweeted. “These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country!”

Trump tagged D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) in the tweet. The president has repeatedly criticized the mayor’s handling of recent protests in the District, reportedly calling her “weak.”

Pike’s statue was the latest to fall, as protestors around the country this week have been taking down statues of Confederate soldiers and other figures who were known to have owned slaves.

Protests in the country have been going for over three weeks, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

Watch the toppling of the statue and Trump’s response below:

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