The Secretary of Defense and the commander of the District of Columbia National Guard have both ordered investigations into reports of Army Guard helicopters that appeared to fly dangerously low over crowds of protesters Monday night.
Army UH-60 Black Hawks and UH-72 Lakota helicopters flew low enough over demonstrators, who were defying the District's 7 p.m. curfew, to kick up debris on the crowds, videos taken by those on the ground show.
The flyovers occurred after President Donald Trump gave a speech Monday afternoon pledging to use all federal and military resources available if states don't put an end to the looting and violent riots that were ignited after the death of George Floyd.
An order specifying a time during which certain regulations apply.
The action of removing goods during a period of civil disorder or in wartime.
Amid swelling protests marred by violence and looting, President Trump threatened to deploy the U.S. military.