More than 500 Minnesota National Guard personnel have been deployed to contain violent protests in the Twin Cities over the death of George Floyd.
National Guard This was confirmed in a tweet Thursday afternoon Players will respond to St. Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding communities.
“Our troops are trained to protect lives, protect property and ensure the right of the people to protest peacefully,” said Adjutant General Major General John Jensen Said early Friday.
Jensen will work with local government agencies to provide personnel, equipment and facilities needed to respond and rescue protests, which left many buildings – including a police department fire – heavily damaged. Received by KSTP.
Tim Walls executed the cop by an executive order Thursday, the first time it has been used in a civil disruption in Minnesota since 2008. The report said that Tim Pawlenty requested 300 troops to control the riots outside the Republican National Convention.
After Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey declared a state of emergency earlier Thursday, the protests gave him greater flexibility to respond to rising protests.
About 200 Minnesota state patrols will be on hand in the next 200 days, the sales department said.
The governor’s executive order also announces a peace emergency, which operates the state’s Emergency Operations Center, the statement said.
“It’s time to rebuild,” Gov. Tim Walls said in a news release obtained by the store. “Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they are charged with protecting. The death of George Floyd will lead to justice and systemic change, not excessive death and destruction. As George Floyd’s family said, ‘Floyd does not want people to get hurt. He protected his people and lived his life. Let’s rebuild George Floyd, remember and seek justice. ”