US troops are expected to assist with security measures in Washington, DC, amid demonstrations related to the May 25 killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Video posted on social media by reporter Philip Crowther captured the National Guard between the Eisenhower Executive Office Building and the White House.
The National Guard has arrived. This is between the Executive Office Building and the White House. pic.twitter.com/2HXXRLABYB
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) June 1, 2020
Sputnik correspondent Sean Blackmon captured footage of the military vehicles arriving in the US capital.
— Sean Blackmon (@SeanBlackmon9) June 1, 2020
According to CNN, the military police battalion will not have the authorization to arrest or detain protesters.
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