Gov. Ivey’s statement on Alabama National Guard authorization ‘as needed basis’

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WKRG) — Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday that she gave authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon with the Alabama National Guard to activate 1000 guardsman, should the need arise due to the violent protests.

This authorization is strictly a precaution in case local and state law enforcement need extra support.

Gov. Ivey said, “While there is no immediate need for us to deploy our Guard, I have given authorization to Adjutant General Sheryl Gordon to be on standby, should our local and state law enforcement need additional support. The Alabama National Guard stands ready to assist when peaceful protests become violent and dangerous to our public safety. I will always support the right of the people of Alabama to peacefully lift your voices in anger and frustration. However, we will not allow our cities to become a target for those, especially from other states, who choose to use violence and destruction to make their point.”

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