DC Guard readied for possible George Floyd trial protests

The Army approved the activation of 250 District of Columbia National Guard members beginning Tuesday and lasting through May 9 in response to potential “First Amendment demonstrations” in the capital as anticipation mounts ahead of a jury decision in the criminal case stemming from George Floyd’s death.

The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin has concluded, and a jury is deliberating on whether to convict or acquit the man filmed kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than nine minutes.

“We are going to be providing traffic control points to the Metropolitan Police Department when requested,” Capt. Chelsi Johnson, a D.C. National Guard spokeswoman, told the Washington Examiner
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