500 Hundred National Guard Soldiers Deployed to Minneapolis
I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 29, 2020
Five hundred National Guard soldiers were on the job Friday morning to restore calm in the American city of Minneapolis, after a third night of violence following the death of a black man during his arrest by the police, according to a military communique.
These men from the Minnesota State National Guard “will offer support to the civil authorities, as long as they are asked, to ensure the safety of people and property,” the text said.
State Governor Tim Walz signed a decree Thursday afternoon to authorize the intervention of the National Guard.
During the night, soldiers have already “participated in several missions” with firefighters and to fight against “civil unrest,” the statement said. They continued to flock to Minneapolis until the early hours of the morning until they were 500 “in position”.
Two hundred state police, as well as helicopters, were also mobilized.
Protests against police violence escalated for the third consecutive night: a police station was burnt down in the northern districts of the city and around thirty shops were looted.
They follow the death on Monday evening of George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American, who appears to have been asphyxiated by an agent during a muscular arrest, according to a video of the scene having gone viral.
He was held by 3 cops as he pleaded for his life crying #icantbreathe They were literally having fun as they watch him bleeding through the nose. This is weird #GeorgeFloyd deserves immediate justice. Hearts are broken. I don’t know who the next victim will be #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/FJGA6FUXvx
— Chidume Nwabuwa (@NwabuwaChidume) May 27, 2020
The four police officers involved were dismissed, and local and federal authorities are investigating. But no charges have yet been laid, which fuel anger and frustration.
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Five hundred National Guard soldiers were on the job Friday morning to restore calm in the American city of Minneapolis,