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Governor Walz has been criticized for not stepping up and doing more to help the situation in Minneapolis as protest and riots have become increasingly more violent.
However today he has activate the National Guard something that has never been done since the formation of the Minnesota National Guard 164 years ago.
“The tactics and the approach that we have taken have evolved and need to evolve the same way, with a sensitivity to the legitimate rage and anger that came after what the world witnessed in the murder of George Floyd and was manifested in a very healthy gathering of community to memorialize that Tuesday night, which was still present to a certain degree on Wednesday. By Thursday it was nearly gone and last night is a mockery of pretending this is about George Floyd’s death or inequities or historical traumas to our communities of color.”
– Governor Walz
Minneapolis Mayor Frey also stated that many of the protesters are not Minneapolis residents but people who have come into the city to take advantage of the situation.
“This is no longer about protesting. This is about violence and we need to make sure that it stops.”
– Mayor Frey
Both Mayor Frey and Governor Walz have implied that organized groups such as white supremacist and gang leaders are the ones behind the violent protest and riots.
“The sheer number of rioters has made it impossible to make coherent arrests… The capacity to be able to do offensive action was greatly diminished by the sheer scope and seemingly organized nature of the assaults. The terrifying thing is that this resembles more a military operation now as you observe ringleaders moving from place to place,”
– Governor Walz
Military police units have been put on alert that they may be needed to assist with the situation as well.