Governor has national guard on standby, takes other action in response to violence

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb announced Sunday that he has taken several actions in response to violence over the weekend, with an eye to protecting Hoosiers, properties and businesses.

Specifically, the governor:

  • Directed members of the Indiana National Guard to be on standby to assist communities across the state, if requested. Holcomb verbally activated the Indiana National Guard Reactionary Force company to be available to assist local communities Saturday; however, no deployment was requested. Several hundred guard members remain on standby.
  • Ordered members of the Guard, supported by Indiana State Police, to establish a presence at state properties in Indianapolis to protect them from further damage.
  • Signed Executive Order 20-29 to lift restrictions on local declarations of emergency that had been instituted as a part of the stay at home and back on track orders pertaining to COVID-19. This order, now in effect, allows local governments to place more stringent travel restrictions than the state has in place. A link to the order may be found at:

“At my order, the Indiana National Guard stands ready to assist local communities in need to protect the public and property, and I am deploying Guard members to protect state property beginning today,” Holcomb said. “Organized protests have taken place across the state without incident but the events that have followed, particularly in Indianapolis, have devastated businesses, defaced public monuments that are centuries old, and resulted in loss of life.”

One Response to “Governor has national guard on standby, takes other action in response to violence”

  1. Deb

    Jun 01. 2020

    Our World is so broken . 🙁 We have to rise above all this destruction and hate . YOU are destroying OUR WORLD not just YOUR WORLD . The death of George Floyd is absolutely awful ! Straight up murder ! However all the destruction is going nowhere . Our Country is still in crisis from Corona . Walk for George ,run like Forrest for George ! Stand the Hell up for George ! Stop destroying things . That is not who we are ! What good is a WIN with all the LOSS . 🙁

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