U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers are being deployed to the District to help police during a time of unrest related to the George Floyd protests.
"CPB personnel have been deployed to the National Capital Region to assist law enforcement partners. These 'protests' have devolved into chaos and acts of domestic terrorism by groups of radicals and agitators. @CPB is answering the call and will work to keep DC safe," Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan tweeted early Monday evening.
Demonstrations continued in D.C. Monday, after a weekend of peaceful daytime protests that devolved into destruction and looting at night.
Around 6:30 p.m., Monday as the city's 7 p.m. curfew approached and President Donald Trump spoke in the Rose Garden, police pushed growing crowds near the White House back several blocks.
Earlier on Monday, Attorney General William Barr directed the Bureau of Prisons to send federal riot teams, also referred to as Special Operations Teams, to travel to D.C. and Miami to assist in crowd control efforts.
The commander-in-chief also mobilized Washington’s National Guard to protect the White House.
Around 8 p.m. Monday, an ABC7 crew witnessed police taking demonstrators into custody.