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National Guard troops were deployed near the White House Monday evening hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a military show of force against violent protests gripping the nation.
Several truckloads of DC National Guard troops arrived near Lafayette Park across Pennsylvania Avenue where large groups of protesters had fought with police for the past two nights, at one point on Friday causing officials to have Trump taken to a bunker below the White House for his protection.
The article goes on to state the following:
A U.S. official said that active duty Army military police units from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, are getting ready to be in the nation’s capital tonight after days of violent protests including fires set nearby.
KGUN9 News reports:
“Monday marks the seventh night of unrest throughout the US following the death of George Floyd while in police custody. The National Guard has been activated in more than two dozen states, and active troops are now guarding the White House.”
Watch a live video feed at the White House below:
Military trucks with soldiers have moved in place to protect the White House. I worked in the White House, and I’ve never seen anything like this. This does not look like America. This looks like a scene from Tiananmen Square in China in 1989. pic.twitter.com/9EznSriUJo
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 1, 2020
— Matt Brown (@mrbrownsir) June 1, 2020
Big crowd today outside the White House https://t.co/c0kp6sCdNj
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) June 1, 2020
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