President Trump sends 400 national guard soldiers to protect Washington D.C.’s monuments amid protests.
Donald Trump has activated the National Guard troops in Washington D.C. to guard the city’s monuments amid protests over racism and the murder of George Floyd.
George Floyd was a black man that was killed by a white police officer, Derek Chauvin.
USA Today, reports that about 400 soldiers will stand guard to protect statues and infrastructure as some demonstrators have attempted to pull down statues.
“The District of Columbia National Guard has sent unarmed troops to guard monuments and other infrastructure in support of local law enforcement agencies,”
This was said by Washington, D.C. National Guard spokesperson Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Craig Clapper on Wednesday.
Craig Clapper also indicated that not all of the troops would be on the street at the same time.
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