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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:50 PM

First wave of National Guard arriving at US Capitol will be unarmed

First wave of National Guard arriving at US Capitol will be unarmed

From CNN's Oren Liebermann

The first 150 DC Guardsmen are expected to arrive at the US Capitol at any moment, according to a senior Defense official.

These guardsmen are part of the new Guard forces activated today.

These Guardsmen are wearing protective gear and carrying riot equipment, but they have no lethal or non-lethal weapons, the source said.

Their sole purpose right now is to back up Capitol police and to help re-establish a perimeter around the Capitol. They will stay as long as is needed, based on the conditions on the street. They are not doing any law enforcement activities and that will also be true of the remaining Guardsmen as they are ready to head for the Capitol.

There are no plans to bring in active duty troops at this point, the official said.

The original 340 Guardsmen that were requested earlier in the week remain in their positions and on the streets and are also not armed.

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Wicked Blue Jan 2021 OP
orangecrush Jan 2021 #1
misanthrope Jan 2021 #2
blueinredohio Jan 2021 #3
captain queeg Jan 2021 #4
LovingA2andMI Jan 2021 #5
Faux pas Jan 2021 #6
rickford66 Jan 2021 #7

Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:50 PM

1. WTAF!!!!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:52 PM

2. White folks get kid gloves

It couldn't be more evident.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. There were 340 national guardsmen there?

Where the hell were they?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:52 PM

4. Fuck that. They should be willing and able to deal with these traitors

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:53 PM

5. WTMFF!!!

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:53 PM

6. What's

the point then? Isn't that just standing down?

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:58 PM

7. They'll arm them if any black people show up.

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