BREAKING – Following a weekend of violence in Atlanta, Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency across Georgia, authorizing up to **1,000 National Guard** troops to be deployed as needed. pic.twitter.com/9eKFfILpmL
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30 wounded by gunfire over the weekend with five dead.
Edgewood was a warzone last night. 14 people were shot during this shooting… 😳😳😳😳 pic.twitter.com/pMmIhqYIpo
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GEORGIA: Republican Governor Deploying 1,000 National Guard Troops To Stop The Riots And Murder Of Children
Kemp to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops after violent weekend
Gov. Brian Kemp will deploy as many as 1,000 Georgia National Guard troops to protect state buildings in Atlanta on Monday following a burst of violence across the city that left four dead, including an 8-year-old girl, and saw the ransacking of the headquarters of the Georgia State Patrol.
“Peaceful protests were hijacked by criminals with a dangerous, destructive agenda. Now, innocent Georgians are being targeted, shot, and left for dead,” said Kemp. “This lawlessness must be stopped and order restored in our capital city.”