New Orleans mayor condemns vandalism during anti-Trump march
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.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
North Baton Rouge businesses pitch to investors for chance at check
Concerned over construction project handling
Vice President Pence pays surprise visit to Denham Springs couple
BRPD dealing with fewer applicants, increase in open positions
Vice President Mike Pence speaks to Port Allen crowd