Washington Monument seen through cherry blossoms. (Photo by Adam Schrader)

Nearly 4K National Guard troops brought to D.C. could leave Monday, commander says

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Published in The New York Post on June 7, 2020

The commander of the National Guard in Washington D.C. has said additional troops brought to the district could leave as soon as Monday, according to a report.

Nearly 4,000 extra National Guards troops brought in from 11 other states to help D.C.’s 1,200 soldiers so they could return home, National Guard commander Maj. Gen. William J. Walker told CNN.

“They will be redeploying this week. Probably as early as Monday,” Walker told the outlet.

Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who oversees the D.C. National Guard, confirmed to the outlet that sending the activated out-of-state National Guard troops home was a possibility because protests have been peaceful.

“I think that if we look at the trend that we’re on right now we’re in very good shape and we’re looking at that option very closely,” McCarthy told CNN.

Muriel Bowser, Washington’s mayor, has also called for the troops to leave the city — a point which has angered President Donald Trump and administration officials.

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Cyclist attacks girl putting up George Floyd flyers in Maryland, video shows

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Published in The New York Post on June 4, 2020

A maniacal cyclist flew into a rage in Maryland on Monday — attacking a small girl putting up flyers to honor the death of George Floyd, a viral video shows.

“Do not touch her! Do not touch her!” a woman is heard screaming at the man wearing spandex biking shorts and a red helmet.

The man then forcefully grasps the young girl’s arms with one hand while ripping the flyer out of her hands with the other.

“Get off of her!” A woman shouts at the man.

“F–k you,” he responds, before grabbing his bicycle and galloping towards the man filming.

The flyers were being posted by the group along the Capital Crescent Trail — which runs from Washington, D.C., into Maryland’s Montgomery County.

“KILLER COPS WILL NOT GO FREE,” the flyers read, according to WJLA.

Maryland-National Capital Park Police are on the lookout for the man.