The National Guard demobilization in Philadelphia has been activated after it was deployed to the city more than a week ago.
A spokesperson for Mayor Jim Kenney, Deanna Gamble, said the armed soldiers have begun to demobilize from the city.
“They will, however, remain in the area for the next few days in the event their support is needed again,” she added in an email.
The National Guard had been stationed outside City Hall and the Municipal Services Building since June 1.
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The guard was deployed to Philadelphia and cities across the country after widespread looting during developed in the wake of protests over George Floyd´s death.
The purpose of the deployment was to protect several city buildings and to back up Philadelphia police in the control of neighborhoods.
A fence that is currently surrounding City Hall is expected to remain there until next week.