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Pentagon activating 1,600 Army troops near DC

The Pentagon is activating 1,600 active-duty troops and deploying them to the region of Wahington DC, Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Jonathan Rath Hoffman revealed in a statement.

The move to activate the units near the nation's capital was made in response to the escalating protests in the country over the death of George Floyd.

Previously, United States Secretary of Defence Mark Esper issued a letter explaining the task of the US military during the demonstrations is to protect the "rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens."

Breaking the News / NL