Reported by The Whashington Post.
It is noted that 1,100 servicemen will be mobilized to maintain order in the city.
“The entire Washington National Guard will be operational today, which means about 1,100 guardsmen will be on duty tonight, a Defense official told me,” journalist Dan Lamotte wrote on his Twitter page.
BREAKING: The entire DC National Guard will be activated today, putting about 1,100 guardsmen on duty tonight, defense official tells me.
Comes after breach of Capitol by pro-Trump protesters.
- Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) January 6, 2021
Earlier in Washington, clashes broke out between Trump supporters and the police.
The clashes led to the use of tear gas by law enforcement agencies.
Later it was reported that protesters broke into the Capitol and surrounded the Senate Hall.
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