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Hundreds of National Guard Troops Mobilized to Protect D.C. Monuments Amid Anarchy

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been ordered to deploy and protect monuments in Washington D.C. at the request of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

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Hundreds of troops with the Washington, D.C., National Guard have mobilized to protect monuments in the nation’s capital, a Pentagon spokesperson has confirmed.

Interior Secretary David Bernhardt requested the action earlier this week, as protesters target statues and other historical markers during ongoing demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s police custody death in Minneapolis at the end of May.

The Pentagon confirmed that roughly 400 D.C. Guard members have been activated and are on standby.

“Since their activation, none of the National Guard members have been dispatched to actual monument locations to provide assistance to the NPP,” Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Col. Christian Mitchell said in a statement. “They remain on standby at the DC Armory at this time. They will support U.S. Park Police at key monuments to prevent any defacing or destruction.”

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Mitchell noted that the National Guard members are unarmed and “will serve as a uniformed deterrence” and in a “crowd management capacity.”

Protesters on Monday attempted to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Square by the White House, and defaced it with the phrase “killer scum,” Reuters reported. Bernhardt said afterward that he visited Lafayette Square and witnessed the destruction. He said the country “will not bow to anarchists,” and that “law and order will prevail, and justice will be served.”

The Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial were also defaced in earlier protests.

It’s about time that National Guard has been ordered to protect the nation’s most important statues and monuments.

The looting and anarchy has gotten way too far out of hand.

If some people think that certain monuments and statues need to be removed then have a peaceful conversation about it.

Toppling statues and monuments via the mob is illegal and those responsible need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

A few high profile arrests and prosecutions will slow down the mob. Letting them get away with it will only make it worse.

In fact a couple days ago Black Live Matters activist and Shaun King called for tearing down all white Jesus statues and stained glass windows that depict a “white” Jesus.

“Yes, I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down. They are a form of white supremacy. Always have been,” King wrote on Twitter.

“In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hide, and blend in, guess where they went? EGYPT! Not Denmark. Tear them down. Yes.”

In a separate tweet King added “All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.”

“They are a gross form white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.”

This once again shows that the real target for those on the left is not confederate types but western civilization and the United States of America in general.

They’ve moved the goalposts way beyond supposed systemic racism and police brutality to trying to topple the very foundations of our society, culture and form of government.

This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.

*This article may not be reprinted without expressed permission from The Federalist Papers.

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