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Chicago Community Activists Call on Governor To Send in National Guard

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    Facing a rampage of violence and looting from Black LIves Matter and Antifa. Chicago community activists held a rally and have called on Illinois' governor to sent in the National Guard to back up the police. Chicago Mayor LIghtfood has refused to do so, and a city council motion to call the National Guard failed to get a majority. The community activists pushing for Guard involvement were largely from the west side, which has a significant Hispanic population.

    The activists noted that Mayor LIghtfoot had said those who protested in front of her own house would be arrested and fined, but did not lift a finger to protect other residents of the city. She also refused to crack down on BLM and ANTIFA. The activists backed the police and called for additional help to get control of the situation.

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2020/8/23/21398141/activists-pritzker-national-guard-chicago-lightfoot-control


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