DeWine authorizes National Guard to prepare for presidential inauguration

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COLUMBUS, OH (WOWK) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has issued an order authorizing 780 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen into state active duty to prepare to assist during the presidential inauguration in Washington D.C.

The Ohio National Guard released a correctional statement to the earlier news conference information.

“To clarify the information from this afternoon’s news conference (the governor was initially given incorrect information), there will be an additional activation of approximately 200 guard members deployed in a federal status to Washington DC to support civil authorities with security-related missions throughout the presidential inauguration,” said Guard Member Stephanie Beougher.

DeWine says people have the right to protest but do not have the right to be destructive or hurt others. The Guard will be activated from January 14th to the 21st. DeWine says roughly 600 will stay here in Ohio and 200 will be deployed to DC area.


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