By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
Published: 17:21 GMT, 3 November 2020 | Updated: 17:32 GMT, 3 November 2020
National Guard troops are patrolling the streets of Philadelphia and Chicago, including Target parking lots, ahead of Tuesday's election that is expected to trigger violence in major cities across the country.
Troops reported to Philadelphia on Monday night, arriving in armored trucks, a day before Americans went to the polls to decide on who will be the next President.
It comes after weeks of unrest in Philadelphia over the police shooting of black man Walter Wallace Jr.
Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker asked National Guard troops in his state to go to Chicago in anticipation of riots and looting.
Armored tanks arrive in downtown Chicago on Monday after Gov. JB Pritzker mobilized the National Guard ahead of anticipated unrest
Troops arriving in Chicago on Monday night ahead of Tuesday's election
More troops in Chicago on Monday night after being mobilized by the governor
A National Guard spokesman said the troops have not yet been given any specific directions.
'Obviously, people can see Illinois National Guard trucks and troops moving.