Mayor Muriel Bowser has just activated 340 National Guard troops ahead of a gathering of Trump supporters in DC on Wednesday, anticipating potential unrest on the streets of DC.
“We will not allow people to incite violence, intimidate our residents or cause destruction in our city,” said Bowser in a prepared statement.
In fact, according to an article by Forbes, Trump himself wound up calling in the National Guard in during these violent riots, since Bowser wasn’t willing to do so.
“The deployment of federal law enforcement personnel and equipment are inflaming demonstrators and adding to the grievances of those who, by and large, are peacefully protesting for change and for reforms to the racist and broken systems that are killing black Americans,” she said at the time. Via – The Post Millennial