Inslee orders statewide Guard activation following unrest

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee late Sunday ordered a statewide activation of the National Guard following vandalism and theft in stores and shopping malls in multiple cities after protests over the killing of George Floyd. Inslee had previously authorized 400 troops for Seattle and 200 troops for Bellevue. On Saturday night people smashed downtown Seattle store fronts and stole items from many businesses, tossing mannequins into the street. On Sunday there were thefts in stores and shopping malls in Bellevue, Spokane, Tukwila and Renton. Portland, Oregon, also again saw large rallies, and police used tear gas to disperse crowds.