A video making its rounds on social media documents the staunch reality that high numbers of National Guard troops have been deployed in and around the U.S. Capitol Region.

The U.S. Capitol, U.S. Treasury, and other significant buildings and monuments have been barricaded with heavy and rather tall riot fencing.

A man can be heard explaining how he “just got word” military personnel that “there are over 7,000 troops deployed inside Washington D.C.”

“Holy smokes look at them all,” the man said. “These are the good guys.”

NBC DC reports that 6,200 National Guard troops are in fact scheduled to arrive over the weekend.

Military strategists are currently contemplating allowing National Guard troops to carry guns, as NBC Washington reports.

What are the military troops in DC really there in preparation for?