The Pentagon, on May 29, 2020, put active-duty MP units from Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Drum, New York; Fort Carson, Colorado; and Fort Riley, Kansas on alert to deploy on short notice to reinforce police dealing with civil unrest in the wake of the death of George Floyd, a unarmed black man who died in police custody May 25.
Demonstrators protesting police brutality have clashed with law enforcement in major cities which led to the deployment of thousands of National Guard troops over last weekend.
The boldness of protestors prompted Republican Sen. Tom Cotton to call for the deployment of active-duty combat units to do "whatever it takes to restore order."
An activity arising from a mass act of civil disobedience in which the participants become hostile toward authority.
A reserve component of the United States Armed Forces.
Thousands of National Guard troops have been activated across the United States to deal with civil unrest.