PA gov. orders hundreds of National Guard troops to activate for riots in Philly (americanmilitarynews.us11.list-manage.com)
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf ordered hundreds of the state’s National Guard troops to mobilize on Tuesday night to protect Philadelphia from riots. “At the direction of Governor Wolf, and PEMA, the Pennsylvania National Guard is mobilizing several hundred members in support of the Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management and assist local agencies in protecting life, property and the right to peacefully assemble and protest,” PA National Guard spokesman Lt. Col. Keith Hickox said in a statement. “Assisting civil authorities during times of need is one of our core missions in the National Guard and our Citizen Soldiers and Airmen are