The Jackson statue remained on its pedestal on Monday night.
President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that “Numerous people” had been arrested for “shameful vandalism.” He added: “10 years in prison under the Veterans in Memory Preservation Law. Beware!”
Home Secretary David Bernhardt was at the scene on Monday night and issued a statement saying: “Let me be clear: we will not bow to the anarchists. Law and order will prevail, and justice will be done. ”
On June 1, law enforcement officers forcibly cleared peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so Trump could organize a photo shoot at a nearby church.