FLORIDA – Gov. Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida National Guard after a night of peaceful protests escalated.

What You Need To Know

  • Gov. DeSantis activates Florida National Guard

  • 100 have arrived in Tampa to support law enforcement

  • Peaceful protests escalated on Saturday

​​One hundred guardsmen have been sent to Tampa, while 150 are in Miramar and another 150 are stationed in Camp Blanding, a spokeswoman for DeSantis’ office said in tweet.

“These specially trained units support law enforcement in many ways i.e. traffic & crowd control, all to preserve the peace & public safety,” spokeswoman Helen Aguirre Ferre wrote.

In Tampa, a citywide curfew has been issued and takes effect at 7:30 p.m.