Protesters try to tear down Andrew Jackson statue in DC

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.