Village News - Also serving the communities of De Luz, Rainbow, Camp Pendleton, Pala and Pauma

By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press 

National Guard taps units for rapid response to civil unrest

 

Last updated 10/8/2020 at 10:38am

AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File

FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, District of Columbia National Guard, and U.S. Park Police, advance through the white roses in front of the AFL-CIO headquarters, with St. John's Church behind them, as they move demonstrators back after they gathered to protest the death of George Floyd near the White House in Washington. The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces in order to be better prepared to respond quickly to civil unrest around the country, in the wake of the violent protests that rocked the nation's capitol and several states this summer.

Oct 02, 2020 7:44 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Guard has designated military police units in two states to serve as rapid reaction forces so they can respond quickly to any potential civil unrest around the country, following violent protests that rocked the nation's capital and several states this summer.

Military leaders don't explicitly tie the changes to concerns about possible election-related violence, but the nation is bracing for unrest surrounding the tumultuous presidential campaign, particularly if voting results are not known for days or weeks because of the increase in m...



For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.



 

Reader Comments
(0)

 
 

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2020

Rendered 10/24/2020 18:51