The National Guard Will Leave LA Sunday Night
L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday that the National Guard will leave Los Angeles tonight. Units were deployed to the city in response to protests over racism and systemic injustice, sparked by the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers.
CA National Guard units will leave L.A. this evening, with a small number stationed nearby until June 10 if needed.— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) June 7, 2020
I’m proud L.A. residents are leading a peaceful and powerful movement to build a fair, just, and equitable city.
Full statement: https://t.co/EwtOnZlBNz
In a statement, Garcetti said that the National Guardsmen and women will leave L.A. Sunday night, although a few will remain nearby until June 10.
"I’m proud that our city has been peaceful this week — and that our residents are leading a powerful movement to make Los Angeles more just, equitable, and fair for Black Angelenos, communities of color, and all of our workers, youth, and families," Garcetti said.