Well, it looks like the over 6,000 National Guard members are starting to arrive in Washington DC.
National Guard troops from Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New York are all starting to deploy to DC right now.
It’s reported that the troops will remain in DC for the next 30 days.
DC currently looks like their preparing for a battle with all the fences and bunkers surrounding Federal buildings.
Take a look at all the troops arriving:
JUST IN: More National Guard Troops arrive in buses in Washington, DC.
6200 National Guard troops are scheduled to come this weekend.
Army Head Says National Guard May Be Allowed to Carry Guns in DC: @nbcwashington @msnbc @CNBC https://t.co/3ML17w4n7o pic.twitter.com/NQFlsI5z4k
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) January 9, 2021
National Guard presence in DC
Any idea what they’re carrying? pic.twitter.com/KVjoLNT3iw
— Moments with God (@Throne_Moments) January 11, 2021
NBC Washington covered the story and added these details:
All together, 6,200 Guard members have been activated, and are expected to arrive in D.C. over the next few days. Gen. Daniel R. Hokanson said Friday that he has also reached out to all the other states, asking them what capabilities they might be able to contribute, if needed.
So far, McCarthy said, they are going to have 850 National Guard members on the Capitol grounds, doing 12-hour shifts, as well as 90 more at various checkpoints. He said there has also been a request from the Park Police for a 150-person quick reaction force, which is likely to be approved. And he said other requests are pouring in.
National Guard leaders from nearby states said their troops are well trained, equipped and prepared for the deployment to D.C. They said their soldiers will deploy to D.C. with all their equipment and weapons, and it will be up to the local commanders to determine if the troops will be authorized to carry them, depending on their specific task or situation.
HUGE military presence in Washington DC right now. pic.twitter.com/X9dieF4oDK
— Jeremy Kappell (@JeremyKappell) January 10, 2021
The Defense Department at the Pentagon is the one that called for the troops to come to DC.
Military.com chipped in too:
The Defense Department has formally activated roughly 6,200 members of the National Guard from six northeastern states to help support the Capitol Police and other law enforcement in Washington in the wake of the deadly riot Wednesday that rocked the U.S. Capitol.
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller signed orders activating the National Guard from Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland for up to 30 days. A defense official said the goal is to have Guard members help secure the U.S. Capitol and the surrounding area through the Jan. 20 inauguration.
"The VNG plans to provide about 2,000 personnel total to join a force of National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from neighboring states expected to reach 6,200 by the end of the weekend," a statement read. https://t.co/gKKTSmpDHx
— KUTV2news (@KUTV2News) January 11, 2021