DC National Guard Activates 250 Troops in Preparation for Chauvin Verdict

The DC National Guard has activated 250 troops ahead of the verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.

Unhinged California Rep. Maxine Waters travelled to Minnesota’s riot-plagued Brooklyn Center and called for people to get even “more confrontational” if Derek Chauvin is acquitted — blatantly endorsing violent mob rule. President Joe Biden will also be speaking after the verdict is announced.

The DC National Guard approved a request from the Metropolitan Police Department to activate the troops as they prepare for the protests and riots that are expected.

The Guard issued a statement on Monday saying that it would activate approximately 250 personnel “to support local law enforcement in response to potential First Amendment demonstrations” until May 9, as needed.

“At the request of Dr. Rodriguez, Director of the D.C. Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, the District of Columbia National Guard is in a support role to the Metropolitan Police Department and we are prepared to help provide a safe environment for our fellow citizens to exercise their first amendment right,” Brig. Gen. Aaron R. Dean II, the Adjutant General of the D.C. National Guard, said in a statement.

“This is our home, and we are dedicated to the safety and security of our fellow citizens of the District and their right to safely and peacefully protest,” he continued.

Christopher Rodriguez, the director of the D.C. government’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency, sent a request for assistance from the guard on April 8.

“The trial is expected to last three to four weeks and there is the potential for First Amendment demonstrations to occur in the District of Columbia in response to the verdict,” Rodriguez wrote in the letter, which was obtained by The Hill. “These demonstrations are congruent with the demonstrations that occurred during 2020, where the District saw a large influx of participants and general disorder and criminal activity.”


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