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The National Guard heavily policed Washington, DC, to subdue Black Lives Matter complains last week. Accordance to a Wednesday New York Times report, some of the National Guard troops deployed to the capital were just out of basic training. Some of the troops were also allowed to drive armored vehicles around DC without the proper military licenses, such reports said. One is part of the DC National Guard told The Times said he and some of his fellow Guardsmen hadn’t told their families about their involvement out of shame. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more tales.

A new report in The New York Times is shedding new light on what went wrong during the National Guard’s involvement in the recent George Floyd demonstrations in Washington, DC.

The report details how National Guardsmen from other states were brought in to bolster the DC National Guard as Black Lives Matter demonstrations took place in the nation’s capital. See the rest of the tale at Business Insider

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