Protests: US CBP Deploying Across Nation
CBP WILL SEND IN AGENTS TO HELP CITIES DEAL WITH VIOLENT PROTESTS
(CNN) – More help is coming to cities across the country as Americans continue to protest racial injustice.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is sending officers, agents, and aviation assets to partner with local, state, and federal agencies on the ground.
From Minneapolis to Atlanta to Los Angeles, demonstrations have morphed from peaceful into violent attacks over the past week.
Buildings have been burned, damaged, and looted.
And police and protesters have been hurt, in a few cases people died.
CBP officials say the agency’s mission extends nationwide, not just on the border.
Protests began after the deadly arrest of George Floyd on Monday.
Since then the former Minneapolis police officer seen on video with his knee on Floyd’s neck has been arrested and charged with murder.