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New Orleans mayor condemns vandalism during anti-Trump march

6 months 1 week 5 days ago November 10, 2016 Nov 10, 2016 Thursday, November 10 2016 November 10, 2016 2:49 PM in News
By: AP News

NEW ORLEANS - The mayor of New Orleans is condemning vandalism that occurred during a protest of Donald Trump's election to the presidency.

Media reported that windows were broken at one downtown building during an anti-Trump march involving several dozen people Wednesday night.

Anti-trump and anti-Ku Klux Klan slogans were spray-painted on some structures, including the base of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu, a Democrat, supported Hillary Clinton in the election. And he also has pushed for removal of the Lee statue and three other monuments to Confederate-era people and events.

But he said in a Thursday news release that lawlessness and destruction of property during demonstrations won't be tolerated.

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