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Helicopters and Military Humvees With Mounted Gun Turrets Deployed for Protests In D.C.

Aaron Kesel
June 5th, 2020
Activist Post
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This article was originally published by Aaron Kesel at Activist Post. 

We have seen a lot of police brutality and crazy rioting over the past week. As a sign of potential escalation, video has emerged of Humvees with machine gun turrets mounted on the top driving down the streets of DC, while a black red cross medical helicopter was used by the National Guard to show force against protesters at the capitol. And if that’s not enough, there is news of protesters disappearing in Chicago.

U.S. President Trump vowed to use force against protesters and to deploy the U.S. military to DC, the nation’s capital. He also expressed he would do the same elsewhere if the protests didn’t die down and rioters didn’t stop the vandalism and looting that occurred in some places. Trump also said he had dispatched “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” to Washington, D.C.

A former Marine, Luke Thomas, commented on the video asking “Why HMMWV’s rolling through DC city streets with their gun turrets mounted?”

Although we can speculate what’s going on here with these Humvees and the horrible things they could be used for, it’s best to instead deal with the facts as they stand.

The Associated Press reports that approximately 200 active-duty troops that were brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capital will return to their home base. However, we have no way of knowing whether or not these troops returning home are the same that were seen driving down D.C. streets with turrets attached to their Humvees.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity to the Associated Press, also noted that there were a total of 1,300 troops in the capitol region early this week as protests turned violent. Protests became violent in the aftermath of the death in Minnesota of a black man, George Floyd, who died after a white police officer pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for several minutes causing asphyxiation.

If Humvees with mounted turrets weren’t enough to wet your police state whistle, a medical military helicopter was used to disperse protesters in D.C. as well, while the police on the ground kettled them and beat them. Even a CNN journalist was beaten up by brutal riot cops. This all showcases that our First Amendment right to peaceful assembly is being threatened in many cases.

The incident occurred on Monday night after protesters failed to disperse during the curfew at the capitol at 7 p.m. EST. The helicopter flew low to the ground and was positioned just above those violating the curfew. The chopper sent gusts of dust and trash into the air near the demonstrators seen in the video below.

Since the event, it was announced today that the District of Columbia National Guard launched an investigation into the low-flying maneuver by one of its helicopters over protesters, CBS reported.

“I hold all members of the District of Columbia National Guard to the highest of standards,” Major General William Walker said in a statement Wednesday. “We live and work in the district, and we are dedicated to the service of our nation.”

Thus far there has been no investigation announced for why U.S. military was driving around Humvees with gun turrets still attached to the top.

It was also just reported by the Associated Press that the previous call by the Pentagon to have some of the troops return to the home base has now been abruptly reversed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper in what they are calling a “dynamic situation.” Shortly after, buses arrived with military personnel:

If all of that wasn’t bizarre enough, Chicago is being accused of “disappearing protesters,” Vice reported. Chicago, Illinois is the same state that had a CIA-like black site torture prison at Homan Square. This is the same black site that The Anti-Media previously reported had detained thousands of Americans illegally. With that said, are they back to being operational? It seems very strange that protesters are vanishing again in Chicago.

What does all this highlight? As Jeremiah Mostelle wrote for the Charles Koch Institute, “the increased use of military equipment has coincided with an increased use of military tactics, such as SWAT teams and no-knock raids.”

As a result of all these actions and the various videos being seen online of police using excessive force against innocent unarmed protesters, we can surely expect massive lawsuits, maybe even class-action lawsuits to commence.

Activist Post colleague Derrick Broze, in fact, was among those arrested last night in Houston while he was covering the protest as media. He stated that he will be fighting the charges. In the video below, Derrick provides more details of the arrest and the police behavior that he witnessed.

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  1. Bilge Pump McCoy says:

    Everyone arrested and accused of a crime needs to ask for a jury trial and every juror selected for the trial needs to vote for an acquittal. I’ve seen enough of the heavy-handed police tactics on TV to realize that a majority of these arrests were unjustified. The cops are losing the support of the American people with this kind of abuse.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Trump’s really going crazy with this stuff, he’s on the way down and out now along with the entire extremist movement that put him in power.

    His downfall started on the day he announced he was declaring the coronavirus a national emergency and legitimized the entire takeover of the country and its peoples by those on the side opposing him.

    Only a few more months now and someone else will be in power and let us know how we are going to be living in our new future, what freedoms and liberties will be granted to us and which will not, because they are dangerous to our democracy, in the New America.

    We stand on the edge of a brave and glorious new road to the future, if you can’t lend a hand then get out of the way.

    Times are changing.

    • Nevy Vet says:

      “His downfall started on the day he announced he was declaring the coronavirus a national emergency”

      You’re a nutty an ill informed most of the rest of the ABCNNBC crowd. President Trump will be re-elected. He was COMPELLED to declare an emergency for KUNG Flu because if he hadn’t the press and CONgress would have have impeached him, AGAIN. As it is, they arfe still blaming him for ALL of the dead citizens here because according to them, he didn’t act fast enough, despite the FACT that when he closed the borders to China and Europe to protect us, all of the Demonrats excoriated him for unjustly closingf off trade

    • Anonymous says:

      Thats funny. Are you projecting your losses onto Trump?

      When the Mayor of DC is:
      1) Trying to force the DC Police to stand down
      2) Suggesting that there shouldn’t be fencing or walls surrounding the White House
      3) Writing Letters to the National Guard units that are protecting our President and the White House from being overrun by rioters (protesters don’t deface Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, WWII memorial, and burn down churches).

      Then it is obvious that she and the faction that put her in power as Mayor of Washington DC want the White House to be taken by rioters and looters and also want Trump to be a casualty of that scenario.

      Just remember, Antifa’s funding sources are known. The organization structure has been infiltrated by Intelligence and when this is all revealed, it will be patently obvious for all Americans to see that the DNC, the Clintons, George Soros, and China have all been working together to try to kill or remove Trump from office.

      Treason is a serious matter, and I look forward to the Military Tribunals, with convictions followed shortly thereafter by the gallows or firing squad. The Communist infiltrators who have attempted to destroy our nation will be brought to justice and America will once again be unified and healthy.

      Also, the freedoms that Americans will enjoy post Trump win in 2020 will be the full extent and breadth of freedoms specified by the Constitution of the United States of America and ultimately endowed to us by Creator God. Just because the infiltrators have attempted to use our freedoms against us, does not mean the freedoms are flawed. On the contrary, the freedoms are necessary to our society thriving and healing.

    • Frank Thoughts says:

      The American empire is coming down and Trump is accelerating it (remember he is an expert on bankruptcy). The US military and the US spy apparatus is already international and loyal to working for the new world order, not the US. As you can see from the unrest, the US military couldn’t give a crap what happens within the US borders.

      Part of this plan is to reduce the high-dependency populations, ie blacks. That means doing everything possible to encourage them to congregate and spread the virus, a bioweapon that targets them heavily.

      The future US territory will have majority Asian population and that is what is being prepped now: to clear the territory of the leach population. The same is also happening in Africa. China needs space and resources and now more low IQ people on welfare.

    • vincente pox says:

      This is a REPUBLIC, not a democracy. Yet. I am sure the ignorant parasites would love to have mob rule, AKA 51 hyenas and 49 gazelles voting on lunch.

      That entire extremist movement elected the vile pack of dictatorial governors, DAs and mayors. The tyrants at the state and local level are destroying small business and banning firearms possessions (West Palm Beach). Watch the donut eating thugs break up funerals and arrest manicurists in expensive sting operations.

      The same libertarian ass clowns kept quiet as moms were arrested for failing to “shelter-in-place” or wearing a mask on a bus in Philly.

      “Trump’s really going crazy with this stuff, he’s on the way down and out now along with the entire extremist movement that put him in power.”

      If he signs the bills to bail out CA, NY, MN, NJ and the media corporations, then he is a deep state stooge unworthy of another term.

    • shadow says:

      you’re a perfect fit

    • cranerigger says:

      Man, you have to quit watching MSLSD.

      Biden, the dementia candidate, ha ha ha . . .

      I suspect your solution requires the Temper-Tantrum Crowd [Antifa-snowflakes & Black Lives (Only) Matter] to run things – Good Luck with that.

  3. Rod Inpeader says:

    The US police have arrested over 10,000 protestors (or rioters…whatever) in a little over a week. The Hong Kong police have arrested around 9000 rioters (or protestors…whatever) in a whole year.

    Where’s all the Empire’s lackey governments calling for sanctions and “Free the US” ? Hypocrites.

  4. Gar Budge says:

    What’s all the big uproar about deploying the military on US soil?

    Everyone knows they are only deployed to bring democracy and humanitarian relief to oppressed peoples…or so we’ve been told.

  5. Andrea.Iravani. says:

    Fake Russian News Broad Casters on Sputnik Radio continue to praise the virtues of the protesters,( many of whom are unwitting fools in a side show distraction to cover-up the fact that the medical community has admitted that the lock down was the wrong thing to do and that coronavirus is similar in scope to a typical flu in terms of fatalities and severity ) and encourage Americans to protest in order to elevate the Fake Russian News Broad Casters, other Paid Speech Media whores, Wall Street Looters, and government psychopaths! Sacrifice yourselves for the benefit of the psychopaths busted for conspiracies of financial fraud, high crimes, and treason again! The psychopaths need you now more than ever! Last night in New York city alone, 270 people were arrested! The demagogue pontificators think that you are really really really
    great! See if they will bail everyone out of jail! See if they will put their money and hearts where their mouths are! As far as they are concerned, this is The Hunger Games! You mean nothing! You get nothing! You are scum, and you know it, so go out and put on a good show! They really need your help!
    https://sputniknews.com/us/202006051079524659-Live-Updates-The-New-York-Police-Department-Arrests-270-People-During-Protests-on-Thursday-Night/

  6. Donna White says:

    Left you a comment yesterday saying that I hope ur not going the way of Drudge , but after seeing the pst by Activist Post it is Now very obvious that you ARE!!! Glad to see our military defending our country from the Left Wing Socialists and Anarchists! Yet you put up articles that are clearly supporting these groups? Shameful!I guess u r Kneeling as U read this!

  7. Andrea.Iravani. says:

    The absurdity of Robert Fantina is demonstrated in the link to the article below. Robert Fantina supports the violent actions taken by the small minority at the protests, similar to the way the The Weather Underground supported violent acts of terrorism in the 1960’s and suggests that violent protesers cannot be held accountable for their violent acts of crime on the basis that they have committed the crimes, because black people are discriminated against. Robert Fantina also wrongly believes that white people are seldom targeted for the same misdemeanors. In fact, there far are more white people in jails and prisons than black people, and there are more white people on welfare than black people also. However, it is true that there is a disproportionate difference between the two. Perhaps Robert Fantina should attend an AA meeting in a middle class neighborhood in the suburbs for an eye-openning experience of the systematic and targeted harrassment by police against anyone who has ever wound up caught in the cross hairs of a predatory system of harrassment. It is not just blacks, and it is not seldom minorities any longer. The surveillance state changed all of that with The Patriot Act. The abuses and predation have increased. It is not only poor people either. Once someone has been targeted by the system, even if they have been innocent, they remain in the system, because the system then feels that the person must be destroyed since they are evidence of systematic abuse. Destroy the evidence is the philosophy. The evidence being the victim. It is also pretty impossible not to point out that Robert Fantina happens to be basing these assertions on an essay written by Barack Obama, who became president of the United States of America, and is also black.

    -Andrea Iravani
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-protests-maintaining-status-quo/5715184

  8. Jesus says:

    It is good that the violent terrorists are being met with equal force. BLM means BLACK LIES MOVEMENT or BoweLMovement and is a terrorist organization of foreign adversaries and subdivision of Antifa. It is time that the American people protect our Republic and once and for all defeat the left commie treasonists and terrorists. Hopefully the demonrats will have no more base as they destroy all their own cities. Hhahhahahahaaa

  9. Andrea.Iravani. says:

    The absurdity of Robert Fantina is demonstrated in the link to the article below. Robert Fantina supports the violent actions taken by the small minority at the protests, similar to the way the The Weather Underground supported violent acts of terrorism in the 1960’s and suggests that violent protesers cannot be held accountable for their violent acts of crime on the basis that they have committed the crimes, because black people are discriminated against. Robert Fantina also wrongly believes that white people are seldom targeted for the same misdemeanors. In fact, there far are more white people in jails and prisons than black people, and there are more white people on welfare than black people also. However, it is true that there is a disproportionate difference between the two. Perhaps Robert Fantina should attend an AA meeting in a middle class neighborhood in the suburbs for an eye-openning experience of the systematic and targeted harrassment by police against anyone who has ever wound up caught in the cross hairs of a predatory system of harrassment. It is not just blacks, and it is not seldom whites any longer. The surveillance state changed all of that with The Patriot Act. The abuses and predation have increased. It is not only poor people either. Once someone has been targeted by the system, even if they have been innocent, they remain in the system, because the system then feels that the person must be destroyed since they are evidence of systematic abuse. Destroy the evidence is the philosophy. The evidence being the victim. It is also pretty impossible not to point out that Robert Fantina happens to be basing these assertions on an essay written by Barack Obama, who became president of the United States of America, and is also black. 

    -Andrea Iravani
    https://www.globalresearch.ca/obama-protests-maintaining-status-quo/5715184

  10. Anonymous says:

    Are we headed for CIVIL WAR 2.0 ??????
    Just Asking
    I hope not ………..

  11. Anonymous says:

    There has been NO police brutality…only looters and arsonists running amok in our cities beating and murdering police and store owners…with Democrat Governors and Mayors doing nothing to stop them.
    Our military must step in when local authority fails to quell these terrorists attacks against our Nation. At the moment, said local authorities are thinking about defunding our police departments. What then?
    Who will meet out Justice if that happens.
    Vigilantes.

  12. Henry VIII says:

    I was denied entry into to Menards store today, I refuse to wear a mask.

    Since they claim we took them from Africa, send them back! Right the wrong. Blacks will always play the race victim card ; even if you give them all the rights and all the money. I think the only answer is to deport all Africans back to Africa. That is not racist, it is only logical, for many of the Africans can not act like civilized humans. They need to return to what they know best, staying in huts all day, and living off the USA grain shipments.

    Nearly 50 people are murdered each day, send them back to Africa and I bet that murder number would be fewer than 5 people per day, mostly trailer park and drug people.

  13. Andrea.Iravani. says:

    Now COVID-19 hoax summed up in two words:

    Solidarity Trials!

    There is so much corruption within WHO, the medical mafia, big pharma, and government oversight agencies that it can no loger be denied! Read this to see the level of corruption, incompetency, and gross negligence that citizens around the world have entrusted their health, and the health of their loved ones to!
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/03/covid-19-
    surgisphere-who-world-health-organization-hydroxychloroquine

    -Andrea Iravani

  14. Anonymous says:

    Good! It’s about time we cracked down on these filthy communist scum! This is a damn Bolshevik revolution taking place. If you support any of the so called protesters you are rotten scum.

  15. First off this is regurgitated news and its late. Second who cares if there are turrets on the h1s there is no machine gun, gernade launcher or even the sound weapons mounted (that last one sort of suprises me since they spent so much money at texas insruments,l3 and raytheon to build them for this exact thing). So what nefarious shit can they do with a demilitarized gun mount? Well it can spin around 360° thats scary right?

  16. Old Guy says:

    Nope the title is misleading. those military items are not deployed to be used against peaceful protesters. They are being deployed to be used to protect property and innocent lives. They are to be used against criminal looters vandals and lawbreakers who have no respect for the property and rights of others. President Trump stated if the Governors and Mayors wouldn’t or could not do the necessary things, He would step in and solve the problem for them. Trump will win in 20-20.

  17. Kevin2 says:

    During the riots in Newark NJ in 1965 the National Guard was activated. Their status was to augment the police. A family friend, cousin of a cousin was a rookie NJ State Trooper there. The National Guard was subservient to them in the chain of command. Civilian control is a hallmark of our society and must be retained.

  18. Anonymous says:

    No .50 cal MGs or Mark 19 grenade launchers mounted in the turrets.

    Just empty turrets.

    Fake news.

  19. Bill says:

    I see in Virginia the governor is taking down a statue of R. E. Lee in downtown Richmond. They think tearing down Confederate monuments will make everything better. Yeah, right. For starters, maybe this means we’ll stop seeing that 91% of all blacks murdered are by other blacks, or the 75% out-of-wedlock birth rate will go down, or a desperately needed national improvement in educational achievement will occur, or maybe black gang activity will decline, and unfortunately there are many more. There is no need for anyone to change as long as the State is pandering to them. One should realize by now the list of grievances is inexhaustible. As one grievance is satisfied more will always pop up. Many have learned by now it is easier to wring more and more goodies and concessions from the state that it is to apply oneself and be a productive citizen that adds to society.

  20. Andrea.Iravani. says:

    This Message Brought to You By The Ford Foundation:

    https://www.fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-change-blog/posts/why-black-lives-matter-to-philanthropy/

    The Ford Foundation has sponsored the Black Lives Matter movement since 2016, in which more than 300 black people are murdered by police each year, and over 700 white people are murdered each year, so there is always likely to be a black person being murdered somewhere in America on any given day. These protests work to the advantage of those in power who conveniently provide 24/7 coverage of the protests in order to change the news cycle and prevent even more harmful news to those in power from taking center ring and embarrassing the living daylights out of them, like medical fraud and financial fraud, since the murders committed by the police are blamed on strictly the police that committed the murder, rather than entire governments, corporations, or the entire medical community perpetrating crimes ahainst the entire country.

    Since the onset of the Ford Foundation sposored George Floyd murder proests, 9,300 protesters have been arrested, which will either give them a criminal record, or add to an existing one that will likely make their lives more problematic, in addition to causing financial hardship brought on by the arrests which are usually associated with fines, and sometimes jail, bail, and leagl fees.

    Since the onset of the Ford Foundation sponsored George Floyd murder protests, looting, vandalism, and arson have taken place on a grand scale across the country and harmed large and small businesses alike, in addition to insurers and tax payers.

    Police stations, police cars, other structures, and an Amazon warehouse and Amazon trucks have been destroyed. The police will probably get shiny new police stations, shiny new police cars, and Amazon will probably get a shiny new building and shiny new trucks paid for by tax payers and insurance companies, that may end up going bankrupt, which could set off a domino reaction in the financial sector, similar to AIG in 2008. 

    When the country is experiencing a poverty epidemic and a financial crisis, this is a total waste of funds that could be put towards positive and peaceful uses to assist those that have been in crisis for whatever reason that may happen to be. 

    This is irresponsible, insane, destructive, wasteful, and wicked! 

    If Black Lives actually Matter, how will these protests, vandalism, looting, and arsons help Black Lives? 

    I realize that the violent forces and the peaceful forces are not the same. The peaceful forces may have their lives destroyed by the violent forces though.

    -Andrea Iravani 

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/people-arrested-george-floyd-protests-200603165051758.html

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/31/fires-light-up-washington-dc-on-third-night-of-george-floyd-protests

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/31/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8375247/Cops-clash-protesters-cars-set-fire-sixth-night-George-Floyd-protests.html

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/05/us/amazon-redlands-fire-trnd/index.html

  21. while you are condemning the cops how bout the para-military tactics being used by antifa. Having bottles,gasoline,bricks and metal staffs cached around the cities. How else do you fight this kind of stuff. Sure 95% of the protesters are legit but these guys insinuate themselves in the masses,carry backpacks full of rocks,bottles and acelerants. They physically attack bystanders
    at will and are intolerant of all. Many of them have no idea who George Lloyd was.

  22. Anonymous says:

    The problem with the media and this article is that not only is it one sided it is a LIE. Please read “This all showcases that our First Amendment right to peaceful assembly is being threatened in many cases.” PEACEFUL PROTEST is protected. There is nothing PEACEFUL about the VIOLENCE, LOOTING, ARSEN, being committed by these mobs of animals.

  23. Darth Skippy says:

    h ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad_Saeed_al-Sahhaf
    “Comical Ali” told Iraqis, it’s 3d chess. Are you tired of winning, yet?

    Destabilization is done to other countries, before they are invaded, militarily — often under humanitarian pretenses. Civil unrest, aka color revolutions, is a strategy of war, yet none of the RINO talkshow hosts want to say the word Kigali.

    “We shall unleash the nihilists and the atheists and we shall provoke a great social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to all nations the effect of absolute atheism; the origins of savagery and of most bloody turmoil.”
    — attributed to Pike.

    Not even devil worshipers like nihilists or absolute atheists.

    Bezmenov said the demoralized snowflakes would be lined up against a wall, once they had outlived their usefulness.

    Not even Communists trust a social justice warrior, with time to himself.

    None of the dark money literally believes in any of the spitters, poopers, screamers, and firebugs, presently being used for rodeo clowns, if they are not just crisis actors in a zombie movie.

    Anyone who can normalize the burning of a city, is either complicit or culty, as the tinpot (dis)information minister.

  24. 3rdMan says:

    Wow on the comments! You two do not have a clue or you do and are part of the Antifa leftist movement intent on destroying this country.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Bilge, “The cops are losing the support of the American people with this kind of abuse.” really, please cites facts and numbers to back up your statement. this is your own opinion because you want a weak government that lets the American people be taken over by anarchist marxists.

  26. godurdumb says:

    There aren’t any guns mounted, you retards. The turrets are empty. They’re part of the fucking truck, on one large roller bearing, you’d have to dismantle them to remove them. God you’re dumb.

    • Darth Skippy says:

      I do not consider myself an expert, per se.

      I don’t know where it came from, or where it is headed.

      But, this appears to be modular and intuitive to move, on light inspection.

      h ttps://news.guns.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/humvee-31.jpg

      I watched propagandists say to rioters, plz, no, don’t, it’s not worth it, in DC.

      Then, while we were still waiting for many of these posts to clear screening, your assets were apparently removed, under the cover of chickensht.

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