Gov. Tim Walz activates Minnesota National Guard to restore order amid riots, looting

A six-story apartment building under construction was burned down at 29th St. and 26th Ave. S.

Gov. Tim Walz activated the Minnesota National Guard to restore order in the wake of protests, riots and looting following George Floyd’s death.

Walz’s order issued Thursday afternoon came after Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey’s calls for assistance after widespread damage across Lake Street Wednesday night. Damage and looting has since spread to St. Paul.

“It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect,” Walz said in a statement. “George Floyd’s death should lead to justice and systemic change, not more death and destruction. As George Floyd’s family has said, ‘Floyd would not want people to get hurt. He lived his life protecting people.’ Let’s come together to rebuild, remember, and seek justice for George Floyd”.

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3 Responses to Gov. Tim Walz activates Minnesota National Guard to restore order amid riots, looting

  1. John Cordin says:

    You want peace and unity? Start by arresting the four Leo’s, while the matter is investigated. If they were sitting in jail right now, the city probably would not be burning! No one is above the Law!

    • David says:

      An excellent question. The mayor has already said they were guilty so why have no charges been made? No one should be above the Law but we live in a two-tiered justice system.

  2. Fred ruckus says:

    It would be really cool if the Mn. governor claimed all welfare monies to pay to rebuild the damage done by the gimme free stuff demoncrat protesters.

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