National Guard soldiers are being activated for use in Ohio and Washington, D.C. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is signing an order.
National Guard Soldiers Activated for Training and Assist Cities
DeWine is activating up to 580 Ohio guard members for training. This is according to the Ohio Guard Office. Moreover, they assist local and state law enforcement in Ohio cities and at the Ohio Statehouse amid plans for “armed marches” by supporters of President Donald Trump.
Therefore, around 200 extra Guard members go to Washington, D.C., according to the Ohio National Guard Office.
Training is beginning to assist during the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. through this activation, the governor said.
Welcoming Peaceful Protestors
People do have the right to protect yet they do not have the right to be destructive or hurt other people. But, given what did occur at the Capitol, we are concerned, yet we welcome peaceful protestors.
Armed protestors at all 50 State Capitols
The FBI is warning of plans for armed protests at all 50 state capitols and in Washington, D.C., in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, stoking fears of more bloodshed after last week’s deadly siege at the U.S. Capitol. Therefore, an internal FBI bulletin warned, as of Sunday, that the nationwide protests may start later this week and extend through Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, according to two law enforcement officials who read details of the memo to the Associated Press. Investigators believe some of the people are members of extremist groups, the officials said.
From now until January 21st, the soldiers are going to get activation. They can be expanded, the governor said. Protection of the people is always Number 1, the governor said. The goal is peace and to protect property and the people.
In addition to local law enforcement, the National Guard members will be protecting the Ohio statehouse in case of any escalation, the governor said.
These National Guard members are in addition to local law enforcement who will be protecting the Ohio statehouse in case of any escalation, the governor said.