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Justice for… Thaddeus Kosciuszko? Polish envoy enraged after DC protesters vandalize statue of nationwide hero

Justice for… Thaddeus Kosciuszko? Polish envoy enraged after DC protesters vandalize statue of national hero

The chaotic protests rocking Washington DC have caught the eye of Poland, after protesters focused a statue of an Japanese European army hero and statesman.

The US capital fell sufferer to an orgy of destruction on Sunday, after 1000’s of demonstrators descended on the town, sparked by the police killing of Minneapolis resident George Floyd.

Though many protesters had been peaceable, fires broke out and shops had been looted as regulation enforcement and army police tried to implement the town’s 11pm curfew.

One act of vandalism has gone largely missed – at the least till now. Pictures present {that a} statue close to the white home of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a Polish army chief and statesman, was coated in graffiti by protesters. Messages spray-painted onto the monument included “BLM” (Black Lives Matter), in addition to “F**okay Trump.”

The vandalism prompted Polish Ambassador to the US Piotr Wilczek to problem a diplomatic protest of his personal.

“I’m disgusted and appalled by the acts of vandalism dedicated in opposition to the statue of Thaddeus Kosciuszko in DC, a hero who fought for the independence of each the US and Poland,” he wrote on Twitter, including that he hoped the Nationwide Park Service, in addition to the White Home, would take motion to treatment the obvious affront to Poland’s honor.

Though many shared the ambassador’s disappointment, others argued that the US authorities has larger fish to fry in the meanwhile. A number of commenters additionally famous that the protesters seemingly had no thought who Kosciuszko was or what he represented. Sarcastically, he was a staunch abolitionist – which might theoretically make him a hero for anti-racist activists.

Sunday’s protests grew to become so intense that US President Donald Trump was reportedly whisked away into an underground bunker for his personal security. Greater than 50 Secret Service officers are additionally mentioned to have been injured whereas guarding the White Home from protesters, and quite a few fires sprung up across the Nationwide Mall.

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