Mahatma Gandhi’s statue installed outside the Indian Embassy in Washington D.C. was vandalised by the wild people during the ongoing protests in the United States.
Sources told ANI that some unruly elements of the #BlackLivesMatters protesters graffitied Gandhi’s statue with profanities. The statue was later covered up and the local Park Police have launched an investigation into the matter.
The statue was graffitied with spray paint.
Meanwhile, the United States’ Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster has apologised on the incident on Thursday.
Taking to Twitter, he said, “So sorry to see the desecration of the Gandhi statue in Wash, DC. Please accept our sincere apologies. Appalled as well by the horrific death of George Floyd & the awful violence & vandalism. We stand against prejudice & discrimination of any type. We will recover & be better.”