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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles mayor said National Guard troops were being sent in to the nation's second-largest city after a fourth day of violent protests Saturday saw demonstrators clash repeatedly with officers, torch police vehicles and pillage businesses.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said he asked Gov. Gavin Newsom for 500 to 700 members of the Guard to assist the 10,000 Los Angeles Police Department officers.
"The California National Guard is being deployed to Los Angeles overnight to support our local response to maintain peace and safety on the streets of our city," said the mayor, who ordered a rare citywide curfew until Sunday morning.
Firefighters responded to dozens of fires, and scores of businesses were damaged. One of the