(PatriotHeadline.com)- The Department of Homeland Security announced this week that a new task force has been created specifically focused on protecting statues and monuments from violent, extremist rioters. The new defense force will protect federal memorials from Antifa and Black Lives Matter activists who claim they are symbols of white supremacy that need to be torn down.
In a statement, acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said they were responding to call from President Trump to do more to protect the statues.
“DHS is answering the President’s call to use our law enforcement personnel across the country to protect our historic landmarks,” he said. “We won’t stand idly by while violent anarchists and rioters seek not only to vandalize and destroy the symbols of our nation but to disrupt law and order and sow chaos in our communities.”
It comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order that clarified existing laws to ensure rioters who tear down statues are sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.
On Tuesday, the president also took to Twitter to announce the government was tracking down two Anarchists “who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan.”
We are tracking down the two Anarchists who threw paint on the magnificent George Washington Statue in Manhattan. We have them on tape. They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in Prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act. Turn yourselves in now!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2020
“They will be prosecuted and face 10 years in prison based on the Monuments and Statues Act. Turn yourselves in now!” he wrote.
The DHS referenced the June 26 Executive Order signed by the president, which directs the DHS to “provide personnel to assist with the protection of federal monuments, memorials, statues, or property.”
“As a result, DHS created the PACT, which will conduct ongoing assessment of potential civil unrest or destruction and allocate resources to protect people and property,” the statement continued. “This may involve potential surge activity to ensure the continuing protection of critical locations.”
Wolf said that, in preparation of the July 4 holiday, he has “directed the deployment and pre-positioning of Rapid Deployment Teams (RDT) across the country to respond to potential threats to facilities and property.”
The authorities are coming for the mobs!