Governor DeSantis Activates FL National Guard Following Sunday Protests

Florida National Guard Activated by Gov. DeSantis

Florida National Guard Activated by Gov. DeSantis

The Florida National Guard has been activated by Gov. Ron DeSantis to both South Florida and Tampa in response to the protests over the death of George Floyd.

DeSantis activated the troops on Saturday and the response was confirmed Sunday afternoon by his communications director.

The units will help local law enforcement. 150 troops have arrived in South Florida and 100 in Tampa.

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