Ohio’s GOP Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday he’ll activate 300 state National Guard members for the first presidential debate in Cleveland.
The Guard will assist Cleveland police officers to "ensure a safe and secure environment" for those at the debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, DeWine tweeted.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson had issued a formal request for the backup earlier in the week, WKYC.com reported.
The move follows months this summer of protests and unrest across the country, with the latest in Louisville, Ky., where a grand jury indicted just one of three officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor — and not for her death.
The debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will be 90 minutes long, and air without commercials.
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