DHS deploying new task force to protect monuments ahead of July 4

The Hill: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be deploying special units nationwide to protect monuments over the July 4 weekend, as the Trump administration continues its hardline stance on protesters.

“The upcoming July 4th holiday weekend has the potential for increased disruptive activity at specific locations across the country that could threaten our personnel and the Federal facilities and property they protect,” acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a memo that was obtained by Fox News. “DHS will be forward leaning in preparing to protect federal facilities and property.”

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