BOSTON (CBS) – The National Guard has been deployed to Boston after a destructive night in the city.
Largely peaceful protests took place as part of national unrest in the wake of the death of George Lloyd in Minnesota.READ MORE: Sam & Kristie Mewis Of Hanson Become First Sisters To Make Olympic Women's Soccer Roster
Around 10 p.m., destruction began to break out near Downtown Crossing as Boston Police officers worked to clear crowds. Several stores were broken into, and a police cruiser was set on fire.READ MORE: MassDOT Urges Drivers To Be ‘Aggressively Nice’ With Traffic Returning To Pre-Pandemic Levels
Several National Guard vehicles could be seen in the are by 11:15 p.m.MORE NEWS: LOOK: Firefighters Practice Rescues Atop Canobie Lake Park Roller Coasters, Ferris Wheel
WBZ-TV security analyst Ed Davis said the National Guard can be used to free up resources for the Boston Police Department.