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The Capitol Police cited a spike in threats against lawmakers during the first two months of this year in the request for continued support from the Guard.(AP)

Threats to lawmakers spur request for more National Guard help

Bloomberg | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 06:30 AM IST
About 5,000 National Guard troops still on deployment in Washington since the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol were set to return home by March 12.
The soldiers were among 25,000 National Guard members sent to secure Wednesday’s inauguration following a Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol and fears of more violence.(AFP)
The soldiers were among 25,000 National Guard members sent to secure Wednesday’s inauguration following a Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol and fears of more violence.(AFP)

12 people removed from US Capitol duty after background checks: Pentagon

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:45 PM IST
“We’re not taking any chances. Anything that’s flagged is brought to the attention of the command,” Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Rath Hoffman said.
A protester is detained by police officers during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 31.(Reuters Photo)
A protester is detained by police officers during a rally against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 31.(Reuters Photo)

In photos: Rage and anguish from George Floyd protests spreading across US cities

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 09:05 AM IST
What began as peaceful demonstrations over the death of Floyd have become a wave of outrage sweeping a politically and racially divided nation.
Trump had warned earlier on Saturday that if the unrest continues in US cities, then the federal government would step in and the military would be used.(REUTERS)
Trump had warned earlier on Saturday that if the unrest continues in US cities, then the federal government would step in and the military would be used.(REUTERS)

‘Should have been done 2 days ago,’ Trump tweets after Minnesota fully mobilises National Guard over George Floyd protests

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 09:31 AM IST
At least six states have called on the National Guard to get the situation under control amid the raging demonstrations in Minneapolis and other places.
Hundreds of people were arrested Friday, and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities.(AP)
Hundreds of people were arrested Friday, and police used batons, rubber bullets and pepper spray to push back crowds in some cities.(AP)

Protests heat up across US over Flyod’s death, governors call in National Guard

Minneapolis, United States | By Associated Press | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 08:20 AM IST
The demonstrations began in Minneapolis following Monday’s death of George Floyd after a police officer pressed his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.
US President Donald Trump.(AFP)
US President Donald Trump.(AFP)

White House says National Guard part of Trump’s border strategy

Hindustan Times, Washington | By HT Correspondent, Washington
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Trump has been under pressure from his core support base on border security, and some have been critical of his failure to get adequate funding for the wall he has promised to build along the southern border with Mexico.
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