US protests: Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated

Mahatma Gandhi’s statue outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC desecrated during ongoing protests in the US . Probe is on.

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC. (Photo:ANI)

The statue of Mahatma Gandhi outside the Indian Embassy in Washington DC has been reportedly desecrated by unknown persons allegedly involved in the ongoing protests in the US against the custodial killing of African-American George Floyd.

The United States Park Police has launched an investigation and more details regarding the incident are awaited, news agency ANI reported on Thursday morning.

Floyd’s death on May 25 has sparked civil unrest that has since spread nationwide.

The civic unrest in the United States following George Floyd’s death is said to be the largest in the US in recent decades. Americans, defying curfews, have been protesting, in some cases violently, against the George Floyd’s custodial killing in Minneapolis.

The 46-year-old, a native of Houston, was handcuffed and pinned to the ground on May 25 by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck as he gasped for breath.

Earlier also, protests turned violent resulting in large scale looting, damage to properties and monuments, and vehicles being set ablaze.

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