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President Trump says to make arrests after people pull down statue

President Donald Trump called for police to make arrests late Friday after people pulled down a statue in Washington.

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President Donald Trump called for police to make arrests late Friday after people pulled down a statue in Washington.

A crowd gathered and brought the statue of Albert Pike, a Confederate general, crashing to the ground, leading onlookers to cheer.

"The D.C. Police are not doing their job as they watch a statue be ripped down & burn," Trump said on Twitter. "These people should be immediately arrested. A disgrace to our Country"

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It comes as people across the U.S. have been voicing longstanding demands to remove symbols and names associated with slavery and oppression.

Monuments to Confederates and other historical figures who repressed or oppressed other people are being dismantled across the country.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.