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Minnesota governor calls in national guard as city braces for more protests

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Third night of protests expected after killing of George Floyd St Paul mayor says ‘Please stay home' after businesses looted Minnesota's governor, Tim Walz, called in the national guard on Thursday as the city of Minneapolis braced for a third night of mass protests over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man whose neck was knelt on by a white police officer for almost eight minutes despite his cries of “I can't breathe”. Thousands protested in the city on Wednesday night. Though most demonstrators were peaceful, rioting in the Longfellow neighborhood saw buildings burned...
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Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd

Minnesota governor activates National Guard following protests and looting in response to death of George Floyd

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an executive order on Thursday declaring a "peacetime emergency" after rioters looted a Target and set fire to an AutoZone.
The order authorizes the Minnesota National Guard to support "emergency operations" in Minneapolis and elsewhere.
The move comes amid popular outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed 46-year-old black man who died on Monday after an officer knelt on his neck for eight minutes.
All four police officers involved in the incident have been fired.
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