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Antifa Supporter Busted in Vandalism of Jackson Statue

Andrew Jackson Statue
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By    |   Thursday, 02 July 2020 10:16 PM

Federal prosecutors have charged a self-described Antifa supporter for his alleged involvement in the June 22 trashing of the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park.

Jason Charter was hit with two counts of destruction of federal property based on videos that appear to show him participating in the vandalism of both the statue of Confederate general Albert Pike and Jackson, ABC News reported Thursday.

According to an affidavit submitted to the court, Charter was seen on surveillance footage "standing inside the gated area of the Jackson Statue and directing others" carrying out the vandalism and was also seen helping individuals adjusting ropes they used to try and tear the statue down, ABC News reported.

Fox News reported Charter was arrested at his residence Thursday morning by the FBI and U.S. Park Police as part of a joint task force.

Park Police have estimated it could cost upward of $78,000 to repair the damage to the statue, the news outlet reported.

Four other men were charged late last week in trying to topple the statue.

The FBI said Charter was identified based on surveillance footage and added that after the vandalism of the Pike Statue he tweeted: "Tearing down statues of traitors to the nation is a service to this nation not a crime, ABC News reported.

Charter then posted images on his Facebook later in the night stating, "Death to all Confederate Statues," the FBI said, according to ABC News.

The Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday it planned to launch rapid deployment teams to protect federal monuments over the Fourth of July weekend, the news outlet reported.

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Federal prosecutors have charged a self-described Antifa supporter for his alleged involvement in the June 22 trashing of the statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.'s Lafayette Park. Jason Charter was hit with two counts of destruction of federal property based on...
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