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9 July, Thursday

Donald Trump signs 'strong' order protecting monuments

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US President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order protecting monuments, memorials and statues amid fresh scrutiny of historical figures with racist legacies. The president also scrapped a planned weekend visit to his golf resort in New Jersey, saying he would stay back in Washington "to make sure LAW & ORDER is enforced", reports citing Deutsche Welle.

The executive order says the federal government will prosecute "to the fullest extent" of the law any person or group that damages or desecrates a monument, memorial or statue. Trump also threatened to withhold federal funding to states and law enforcement agencies that fail to protect monuments.

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