The Trump administration will reportedly deploy specially trained federal officers to protect American monuments during the Fourth of July weekend.
The Department of Homeland Security will dispatch the units to Seattle, Portland and Washington D.C., after ongoing civil unrest over the police killing of George Floyd has carried on for more than a month, according to a memo obtained by Fox News.
“The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country that could threaten our personnel and the Federal facilities and property they protect,” according to the memo, written by acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf. “DHS will be forward leaning in preparing to protect federal facilities and property.”
The DHS is tapping its Rapid Deployment Teams (RDTs) from the Protecting American Communities Task Force (PACT), which include police who are trained to handle crowd and riot control.
It is not immediately clear how many officers will be sent to