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NJ's National Guard troops returning from Washington: Murphy

Gov. Phil Murphy
Posted at 3:39 PM, Jun 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-05 15:39:03-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey’s 85 National Guard troops dispatched to Washington, D.C. to help guard national monuments amid nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd will return home this weekend.

New Jersey was one of a handful of states that authorized National Guard members to go to the nation's capital earlier this week as protests continued to sweep across the district.

Murphy says the troops will return to New Jersey at 9 a.m. Saturday.