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Minnesota rolls out National Guard to stop riots & looting, ‘ensure safety' of peaceful protests over George Floyd killing

1 month ago   |   By RT

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called in National Guard units after law enforcement failed to “provide safety” in Minneapolis as furious protests over the police killing of George Floyd erupted into vandalism, arson and looting.
Meeting an earlier request from the city's mayor to bring the situation under control, the Guard was activated on Thursday in the wake of intense street confrontations and chaos the night prior, which saw a number of businesses burned down and destroyed and at least one man killed, reportedly a looter.
“Unfortunately, some individuals have engaged in unlawful and...
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Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night over in-custody death

Violent protests rock Minneapolis for 2nd straight night over in-custody death

1 month ago   |   By ABC

After two consecutive nights of violent protests following the death of George Floyd, Mayor Jacob Frey urged the governor to activate the National Guard.
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National Guard Called To Minneapolis As Unrest Continues In Wake Of George Floyd's Death

1 month ago   |   By Forbes

Looting and protests spread Thursday as national civil rights leaders arrived in Minneapolis.
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Gov. Tim Walz Activates National Guard In Response To George Floyd Protests

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Gov. Tim Walz has signed an executive order activating the Minnesota National Guard “to help protect Minnesotans' safety and maintain peace in the wake of George Floyd's death.” The executive order also declares a peacetime emergency, activating the State Emergency Operations Center.
Protests in South Minneapolis turned violent and destructive Wednesday night near the Minneapolis Police Department's 3rd Precinct.
“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...
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Business Owners Left To Clean Up After Demonstrations Turn Destructive Near MPD 3rd Precinct

1 month ago   |   By CBS

MINNEAPOLIS - Parts of south Minneapolis were unrecognizable Thursday morning as damage stretched for miles following the second night of violent protests over the death of George Floyd.
In response to the wreckage, city leaders called for peace while acknowledging the anger and pain in the community after the death of a black man who was pinned under the knee of a white police officer.
Related: Mayor Frey Says Last Few Days' Are Result Of ‘So Much Built-Up Anger And Sadness'
The second night of protests started much like the first, with peaceful demonstrations Wednesday afternoon at the...
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Protests, looting erupt again in Minneapolis area following death of George Floyd

1 month ago   |   By NBC News

Lawmakers pleaded for peace as violence breaks out across the Twin Cities for a second day following the death of a black man in police custody.
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Minneapolis mayor begs protesters to keep peace in ‘honor' of George Floyd

Minneapolis mayor begs protesters to keep peace in ‘honor' of George Floyd

1 month ago   |   By New York Post

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey called for peace Thursday as violent protests over the death of George Floyd shook the city - saying it's what the late 46-year-old father would have wanted. “He was all about love, and all about peace. He did not receive that love and peace from our officers on the night of...
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‘Even Though There Is Anger, We Must Stand Together Peacefully': Minnesota Leaders Call For Peace And Safety

1 month ago   |   By CBS

George Floyd's death at the hands of police has triggered ongoing protests in Minneapolis. Peaceful demonstrations have turned violent after dark, with many buildings and looted and ransacked. Fire crews responding to calls were pelted with rocks and other projectiles. One many was shot and killed.
After a second night of violence, local officials are calling for peace. Congresswoman Betty McCollum, who represents Minnesota's 4th district, which includes St. Paul and nearby suburbs, issued a statement. It read, in part...
“George Floyd died needlessly. His memory is best honored and...
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