(Jefferson City)–Governor Parson says Missouri is sending National Guard soldiers to Washington, D.C. to help with security during protests there. At a press conference Wednesday, Parson said the troops will be sent out within a day or so.

Other states are also sending troops to help at the nation’s capital. Democrat governors in Virginia, New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware have turned down requests from Defense Secretary Mark Esper to provide National Guard help in Washington.