This weekend will forever live in the memory of Americans, as we watched the nation rise up against their government and the law enforcement machine as a whole.
The protests that we have seen have been in nearly every major US city over the course of the last few days, but nowhere was quite a wild as Washington DC on Sunday night.
The entire Washington, DC National Guard is being called in to help with the response to protests outside the White House and elsewhere in the nation’s capital, according to two Defense Department officials.
Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser said Sunday that she had requested 500 DC Guardsman to assist local law enforcement. Later on Sunday, as the protests escalated, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy ordered the rest of the Guardsman — roughly 1,200 soldiers — to report.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
The picture was worrisome in a myriad of ways.
#WashingtonDCProtest #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/biAQXftQvT
— daddy nu (@nsbaptista) June 1, 2020
Scary bird eye view of #WashingtonDC tonight!! UNREAL #protests2020 https://t.co/oLJmWH9XKG
— Jared Simon (@RealJaredSimon) June 1, 2020
White house turnd Down! #GeorgeFloydProtests #WashingtonDC #GorgeFloyd #GorgeFloydmurder pic.twitter.com/YBRHehLA86
— Mahmoud Abdulrahman (@Mahmoud92798467) June 1, 2020
We must come together as a nation to resolve these disparate differences, and soon.