Governors in nearly a dozen states plus the District of Columbia have now activated the National Guard amid protests and riots that have broken out in response to George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody earlier this week.
States calling for Guard asistance were California, Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington state.
Mike Parson also activated the National Guard late Saturday, and the Missouri Highway Patrol.
Meanwhile, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said late Saturday night that he had asked California Gov.
Tim Walz already announced early Saturday that he authorized the “full mobilization” of the state’s National Guard in response to violent riots in the state.