National Guard troops will leave the Los Angeles area beginning Sunday, one week after being deployed to assist in managing protests and scattered looting.
In an email, the National Guard said, “after nearly a week assisting civil authorities on the streets of California, soldiers with the California National Guard will begin transitioning back to their home armories.”
National Guard troops arrived after a fourth day of protests on May 30th. Mayor Eric Garcetti said he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers after demonstrators clashed repeatedly with officers, torched police vehicles and pillaged businesses.