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Capitol breach left many stunned, National Guard says they're prepared for anything

The events at the country's Capitol on Wednesday left many people shocked. If civil unrest happens in California, Cal Guard says they are ready when a mission needs to be completed.

Posted: Jan 7, 2021 12:02 AM
Updated: Jan 7, 2021 8:13 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The events that unfolded at the Capitol were felt all over the country including here at home.

"I'm not necessarily surprised but it's a little disturbing," said Chase Mitchell when asked what his reaction was to the breaching of the Capitol.

"Speak freedom instead of putting people in harm's way," said Houston Willow.

"If I had the money I would be there. I'm a Trump supporter, I voted for him. Republicans want to meet there and show their support for the President," said Kathy Vann, standing next to Willow. "I think they're being pushed into acting violent, and I, I just don't agree with that."

"How crazy everything is, and I think it's just wrong," said Mitchell. "I feel like that's not how you should go about doing something that you feel is wrong."

"They are there to show their support, and I see nothing wrong with that," added Vann.

"If the vote comes out Biden, sure, that's the election and that's American," said confidentially Willow.

When events like what unfolded at the Capitol happen, the National Guard is often called in to assist in containing the situation, and whatever situation arises, they'll be ready.

"That situation when law enforcement agency in a county or a city needs support for whatever the specific incident may be. They can make a request to the governor," said Colonel Jonathan Shiroma of the California National Guard over the phone. "The Governor is our commander and chief. If there is a mission specific to what the Cal guard can support. They would send us a mission request and we would accept it and therefore support whatever the mission can be."

"Republican or Democratic, freedom will prevail," concluded Willow.

Colonel Jonathan Shiroma said this past year, the National Guard helped throughout California during the civil unrest in June and the wildfires in September. If things arise in the state this year, they'll be prepared.

Mayor Muriel Bowser of Washington D.C. placed the city under a curfew that started at 6 p-m local Eastern time.

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