Texas Governor Greg Abbott has activated the National Guard to help respond to protests in the state, his spokesperson John Wittman said.
Separately, Colorado Governor Jared Polis has also authorized the National Guard to respond to protests in the city and county of Denver, according to a release from his office.
As protests continue to erupt across the country over the death of George Floyd, at least eight states and the District of Columbia have now either activated or requested the National Guard to assist local law enforcement.
Those states include:
- District of Columbia