Defense Sec. Mark Esper Orders National Guard in D.C. to Disarm, Wear Soft Caps Instead of Helmets


WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 06: Two members of the National Guard walk past at the World War II Memorial as protests against police brutality and racism take place on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. This is the 12th day of protests with thousands of people descending on the city …

The president told Attorney General Bill Barr that he wanted the National Guard to be armed so that they could protect themselves from rioters and looters coming in to the city, but Esper on his own told the D.C. National Guard leadership to take the weapons of National Guardsmen who were coming in from other states.

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While Mayor urgently removes security forces from the area.