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.