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Trump slams cops for letting demonstrators rip down a monument

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President Donald Trump hit out at Washington D.C. police late on Friday night, claiming they were ‘doing nothing’ as protesters tore down and burned a statue of a Confederate general.

Demonstrators hit the monument of General Albert Pike as a protest in Raleigh, North Carolina, also targeted statues of soldiers at a Confederate monument.

The statues were pulled to the ground with ropes around their necks and dragged through the streets.

Another statue was left in front of the Wake Court courthouse.

Amid the continuing protests against racial inequality taking place across the country, demonstrators in Washington D.C. on Friday night gathered at the Albert Pike monument during an event to mark Juneteenth.

The holiday commemorates the end of slavery in Texas, two years after the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves elsewhere in the United States.

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