The White House on Monday condemned the desecration of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a metropolis in California.
“We certainly would have concern about the desecration of monuments of Gandhi,” White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki informed reporters at her every day information convention.
She was responding to a query on the desecration of the six-foot-tall, 650-pound (294 kg) bronze statue of Gandhi within the Central Park of the town of Davis in northern California. It was damaged and ripped from the bottom by unknown accused lately.
“Certainly we would condemn that desecration and watch it closely,” Psaki stated.
The metropolis of Davis, in a press release, condemned the act of vandalism.
“We do not support any actions that include the destruction of property. We understand that our community reflects a diversity of views and values, but we expect that everyone will extend respect to each other and to shared spaces.
“We are dedicated to making a metropolis that’s inclusive and lives as much as our ideas. We work diligently to make sure the bodily and psychological security of each resident. Acts of destruction are violent and shatter this security,” it said.
The city said it sympathises with those who are grieving the destruction of the statue and promised a thorough investigation and full accountability for those who committed this crime.
“We sympathise with those that have sincerely voiced their opposition to the statue and who really feel unheard. But we reiterate our perception that the answer to fixing such variations isn’t in violent acts however by compromise and dialogue. It is our honest want that our group strikes ahead with peaceable and constructive discourse and reconciliation,” the town stated in its assertion.