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National Guard, Now Authorized to Use Live Ammo, Flood America’s Streets

Between the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns, Great Depression Two, the current joke of an election campaign, and now the uprising, is a military dictatorship on the way? It looks like the whole system is failing.

By Alan McLeod

MintPress News

The national security state and the military are joining forces with the police and national guard to counter the nationwide protest movement that has exploded since the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd on Monday.

In response to the police capitulation in Minneapolis, leaving their precinct to be burned down, Minnesota governor Tim Waltz has called on the National Guard to put down the revolt. Already deployed in multiple states, over 10,000 guardsmen are scheduled to flood Minneapolis streets, representing the first time in its 164-year history that the organization has been fully mobilized. They have been authorized to carry live ammunition. While Waltz’s actions might appear drastic, it appears he is actually a moderating influence, as Washington is pushing him to put active duty military on the streets.

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