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The National Guard mobilized more than 66,000 soldiers to respond to protests in the United States

June 1, 2020

The National Guard has mobilized 66,700 soldiers nationwide in response to unrest in protests against the death of African American George Floyd during a police arrest.

Of this number, more than 17,000 are already deployed to support state and local security forces to prevent unrest, the equivalent of the troops currently deployed in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.

This is in addition to the 45,000 National Guard members assigned to missions related to the fight against coronavirus in all 50 states, three territories, and the District of Columbia.

The National Guard mobilized more than 66,000 soldiers to respond to protests in the United StatesThe National Guard mobilized more than 66,000 soldiers to respond to protests in the United States

In addition, the Immigration and Customs Agency (ICE) has deployed troops across the country in response to the unrest. These include the so-called special response teams.