Governor Will Deploy Up to 1,000 Georgia National Guard Troops to Protect State Buildings in Atlanta
Governor Brian Kemp will deploy as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to protect state buildings in Atlanta.
Violence across the city left four dead in recent days, including an 8-year-old girl, and saw the ransacking of the headquarters of the Georgia State Patrol.
The National Guard troops will be dispatched to three locations in the city: The state Capitol, the Governor’s Mansion in Buckhead, and the recently vandalized Department of Public Safety building.
Governor Kemp said,“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead. This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city.”
The mayor of Atlanta said,“This random wild, Wild West shoot-‘em-up because you can, has gotta stop. It has to stop.”