Trump went to”President Hill” to watch the fireworks on Independence Day, thousands of demonstrators stopped to protest
U.S. President Donald Trump went to Rushmore National Monument in South Dakota on July 3, local time, and participated Independence Day fireworks show held locally. Thousands of demonstrators blocked demonstrations and more than 10 people were arrested. Trump warned that the protesters who tried to overthrow the statues of historical figures”are trying to erase the history of the United States.”
Trump under the Rushmore National Monument
According to Reuters reports, the Rushmore National Monument is known as”President Hill”, demonstrators that day The road leading to”President Hill” was blocked, protesting against the unfair treatment of local aborigines. Some people held up slogans with the words”Return to the Land” and blocked vans with vans.
Some protesters criticized Trump’s visit for increasing the risk of spreading the new coronavirus. The local police declared that the demonstrations were illegal, and then began to clear the site and used pepper spray on some demonstrators.
More than a dozen demonstrators were arrested and the van in the middle of the road was towed away.
Demonstrators blocked the road to protest, and some were arrested
Trump and his party arrived at the amphitheatre at the foot of”President Hill” that night, with 7,500 spectators sitting under the stage. The audience did not maintain a social distance, and most people did not wear masks.
Mount Rushmore is engraved with former US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln Statue.
In his speech, Trump attacked American “mobs” who tried to demolish Confederate statues and other historical monuments, and warned that demonstrations about racial inequalities in American society threatened the American political system. basis.
He declared that he wanted to protect the historical heritage and lifestyle of the United States, that he would create the “American Heroes’ National Garden”, and also reiterated a number of ruling commitments.
Due to the damage to the environment, the Rushmore National Monument has not held an Independence Day firework show since 2009, but it was restored this year under the impetus of Trump.
Compilation/Acquisition:Nandu reporter Shi Minglei