Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated by unruly elements of #BlackLivesMatter protesters.
The locals in the area told ANI that some unruly elements of the #BlackLivesMatters protesters graffitied Gandhi’s statue with profanities through spray paints.
The status was later cover-up; and an investigation launched by the local Park Police in charge of protection of monuments in the area.
US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, has apologised for the vandalism of the statue. “So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Wash, DC. Please accept our sincere apologies,” Ambassador said.
“Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd & the awful violence & vandalism. We stand against prejudice & discrimination of any type. We will recover & be better,” he tweeted.
Sources told ANI that United States Park Police have launched an investigation into the matter.
ANI reported that Ken Juster, the US Ambassador to India, apologised for the act of vandalism on Wednesday. “Please accept our sincere apologies,”; Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd and the awful violence & vandalism. We stand against prejudice and discrimination of any type. We will recover and be better, Juster said.
Massive protests have erupted not just in the US, but across the globe to express outrage over the death of George Floyd in the US. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on May 25 after a white police officer in Minneapolis placed his knee on Floyd’s neck even after he stopped the car.
Protestors have taken to streets in Paris, Sydney and in Argentina, Brazil, Canada and New Zealand besides others, to express anger against Floyd’s death.