On December 31, 2020, the mayor of the United States capital, Washington DC, requested support from the District of Columbia National Guard for January 5 and 6, after Donald Trump announced massive rallies in support of fair elections these days.
The US president is planning a #riot
Trump called on people to protest on January 6 in Washington pic.twitter.com/Fz51huWfhU
— www.anoncandanga.com (@anon_candanga) January 1, 2021
Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller approved a request from the District of Columbia to deploy a limited number of National Guard forces to support police and fire services during protests expected on January 5 and 6 in the country’s capital, Washington.
Military personnel will be deployed without weapons
- 180 guardsmen at 30 checkpoints in 2 shifts of 12 hours each.
- 48 guards are assigned to metro stations, including in shifts.
- 40 military personnel on standby if civilian law enforcement is recalled