Photos of the Week (06/28/20)

A pictorial week-in-review posted every Sunday.

1) Protesters Tuesday night wrapped chains around “Forward,” the bronze statue of a woman located at the State Street corner of Capitol Square in Madison, and pulled her down around 10:45 p.m. The sculpture is a replica of a Jean Pond Miner sculpture cast in 1893 and installed in the Capitol in 1895 that was designed as an allegory for devotion and progress, the embodiment of her home state. Photo: Emily Hamer, WI State Journal

2) Protesters attach a chain to the statue of President Andrew Jackson to pull down in the middle of Lafayette Park outside the White House as someone throws a roll of toilet paper during racial inequality protests in Washington, D.C., June 22, 2020. Photo: Reuters

3) Protesters clash with U.S. Park Police after some attempted to pull down the statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square on June 22, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / Getty

4) A demonstrator kneels as Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies prepare to fire pepper balls, flash-bangs and rubber bullets in a protest against the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado and racial injustice, in Compton, California. Photo: REUTERS/Ringo Chiu

5) Less than two months after Fincantieri Marinette Marine landed a monumental frigate contract, President Donald Trump spoke to an estimated several hundred workers and invitees in an outside area that normally is used for modular assembly. It was the first time a sitting president has been in Marinette, WI. On April 30, the Department of Defense awarded a $795 million contract to build the first-in-class guided-missile frigates (FFGx) for the U.S. Navy, with an option for nine additional ships. The contract could be worth up to $5.5 billion and construction could continue for 15 years if all the options are exercised. Photo: Marinette Eagle Herald

6) The LCS Cooperstown is filled Thursday with some of the workers who built the ship at Fincanctieri Marinette Marine in Marinette, WI.  “We’re here today to celebrate a resounding victory for all of you, for Wisconsin, for the United States military,” Trump said. “Our entire nation is very proud of Wisconsin. Not long ago the future of this historic shipyard was looking — can I use the word bleak? — yes, it was bleak. It was down to 44 people and was getting ready to close up. And then a lot of good things came out. (FMM) is the mainstay of your community by far.”

Trump said the new contract will benefit FMM’s current 1,500 employees, and enable it to hire 1,000 more workers, along with triggering an estimated 9,000 new jobs through the Wisconsin supply chain.

“It’s one of the biggest contracts you’ve ever seen in the state,” he said. Photo: Marinette Eagle Herald.

7) Tomika Miller weeps over her husband Rayshard Brooks as his coffin is closed at the conclusion of his public viewing at Ebenezer baptist church. Brooks, 27, died on 12 June after being shot by a police officer in a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta. Photograph: Curtis Compton/AP

8) People look on as an image of Harriet Tubman is projected on the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Richmond, Virginia. Photo: REUTERS/Jay Paul

9) Black gun owners take part in a rally in support of the second amendment in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Photo: REUTERS/Lawrence Bryant

10) A retired Butte County sheriff’s office deputy teaches gun safety to a nine year-old at a summer camp in New Mexico. Photograph: Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal/ZUMA/Rex/Shutterstock

11) President Donald Trump speaks to the media as he participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

12) President Donald Trump looks at a plaque after signing it as he participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, on June 23, 2020. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

13) Doves are released during a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Korean War, near the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Cheorwon, South Korea. Photo: REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

14) The remains of 147 South Korean soldiers, killed in the Korean War, are returned home after a ceremony at Pearl Harbor.  Photo: Daily Defense News/ZUMA/REX/Shutterstock

15) A damaged building is seen after an earthquake in Mexico City, Mexico June 23. The building had already been damaged in a 2017 earthquake. Photo: REUTERS/ Carlos Jasso

16) Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI gestures at the Munich Airport before his departure to Rome. Former Pope Benedict traveled to his native Germany last week to visit his ailing older brother. Photo: Sven Hoppe/Pool via REUTERS

17) People maintain social distance as they ride a roller coaster at Worlds of Fun Amusement Park on June 22, 2020, in Kansas City, Missouri. The park opened Monday with limited hours and reduced capacity in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus as businesses continue to return to normal operations. Photo: Charlie Riedel / AP

18) A visitor admires the view from the Eiffel Tower during a partial reopening as France eases lockdown measures.  Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

19) Swiss acrobat Ramon Kathriner performs with the “Wheel of The Death” during the Glacier 3000 Air show, an event marking the reopening of the Alpine facilities above Les Diablerets following the lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Photo: AFP

20) A girl observes a partial solar eclipse on the Mahanakhon Skywalk Glass Tray at the King Power Mahanakhon building in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

21) An image of Marilyn Monroe is created using different varieties of rice in a paddy field in China’s north-eastern Liaoning province. Photo:  AFP/Getty Images

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