Tennessee deploys 1,000 troops to D.C. to deal with potential rioters

By , Daily Memphian Updated: June 02, 2020 3:57 PM CT | Published: June 02, 2020 3:23 PM CT
<strong>Demonstrators hold an American flag upside-down in front of fencing near the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 2, as they protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Tennessee National Guard is sending 1,000 troops to the nation&rsquo;s capital to quell potential rioting during protests.</strong> (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

Demonstrators hold an American flag upside-down in front of fencing near the White House in Washington on Tuesday, June 2, as they protest the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The Tennessee National Guard is sending 1,000 troops to the nation’s capital to quell potential rioting during protests. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press)

The Tennessee National Guard mobilizes 1,000 troops to stop potential rioting in the nation’s capital over the death of George Floyd.

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Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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