Members of the District of Columbia National Guard were stationed in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington as a peaceful protest took place steps away.
The decision to deploy so many troops to the site was ordered by Attorney General William P. Barr, according to a senior official with the National Park Service. The park superintendent was not notified ahead of time, the official also said.
The Park Service has been told to expect a more militarized presence around its sites but it remains unclear what else that might look like.
(from the NY Times; https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/protests-george-floyd-police-06-02?action=click&module=Spotlight&pgtype=Homepage#a-show-of-force-at-the-lincoln-memorial)