The DC National Guard will provide unarmed guard members to assist with additional security for monuments in Washington, DC, the National Guard Bureau said Wednesday.
“The District of Columbia National Guard is responding to a request to support law enforcement officials and has dispatched unarmed personnel, with others on stand-by, National Guard spokesman Major Robert Perino said in a statement to CNN. “Activated Guardsmen are expected to provide security for local monuments and critical infrastructure.”
A defense official says Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy signed the memo Tuesday authorizing the activation of the DC National Guard forces, after the National Park Police made a request for the assistance.
The Washington Post reconstructed the movements of the two D.C. Army National Guard helicopters that parked nearly still in the air over protesters in Chinatown on June 1, using flight-tracking data, images and videos: https://t.co/RTvQkAAnjh
— Jenna Johnson (@wpjenna) June 23, 2020
WaPo reconstructed the movement of how 2 National Guard helicopters flew over D.C. protestors early this month – a tactic used in war zones – using flight-tracking data, images and videos. One dropped as low as an estimated 45 ft. according to a 3D modelhttps://t.co/l0koOicn9l
— Sarah Cammarata (@sarahjcamm) June 23, 2020