Missouri –  Missouri will send National Guard troops to Washington, D.C. amid sometimes violent protests in the nation’s capital.

A spokeswoman for the Missouri National Guard on Wednesday said the District of Columbia National Guard had asked for help. Col. Anna Friederich-Maggard said Missouri troops will depart over the next several days.

She said she can’t say how many Missouri troops are going for security reasons. Protests in the nation’s capital over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody have been violent at times.