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Ohio governor activates National Guard ahead of potential riots

Ohio governor activates National Guard ahead of potential riots
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine activated 580 National Guard members Tuesday in preparation for what the FBI identified as massive armed protests planned in Columbus and every state capital in the country leading up to Inauguration Day.

Ohio governor activates National Guard ahead of potential riots Members of the Ohio National Guard direct traffic in Cleveland on Sept.Mike DeWine activated 580 National Guard members Tuesday in preparation for what the FBI identified as massive armed protests planned in Columbus and every state capital in the country leading up to Inauguration Day.The Republican governor authorized National Guard members from Jan.They do not have the right to be destructive," DeWine said during a briefing Tuesday.

" DeWine said he will adjust the number of Guardsmen activated and deploy them to specific areas in Ohio depending on the requests from city mayors and the intelligence the state receives."We know there are people in this county who want to do more than demonstrate and more than exercise their First Amendment rights," DeWine said.

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