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RandySF

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Sat May 30, 2020, 10:41 PM May 2020

The National Guard has been activated in Washington D.C. to help protect the White House

The National Guard has been activated in Washington, D.C. to assist police handling protests around the White House, according to a statement from the DC National Guard on Facebook.

The DC National Guard (DCNG) ultimately reports to the President but was activated at the direction of the Secretary of the Army, according to the statement.

“The DCNG is always ready to assist district and federal agencies to protect human life and property. The DCNG is especially trained and equipped for this U.S. Park Police support mission and we proudly accept it,” Major General William J. Walker said in the statement.
There have been protests for the past two nights near the White House following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier, President Donald Trump praised the Secret Service for handling the unrest outside his residence, saying they "were not only totally professional, but very cool."

"I was inside, watched every move, and couldn’t have felt more safe," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard -- didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic."



https://www.cnn.com/webview/us/live-news/george-floyd-protests-05-30-20/h_ddec94347d95a94405a2c2a31dcf918e

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The National Guard has been activated in Washington D.C. to help protect the White House (Original Post) RandySF May 2020 OP
1814 redux? johnp3907 May 2020 #1
Tear gas being deployed in front of the WH right now ansible May 2020 #2
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