Wisconsin National Guard to Support Local Law Enforcement in Madison

Joanna Estrada
June 1, 2020

This curfew is only for Saturday night, but the situation will be reevaluated Sunday. "So, we're waiting for now, but that request has been pushed", Interim Police Chief Vic Wahl noted. Multiple people could be seen hanging out of vehicle windows while those cars were driving around the area.

On Sunday, the Wisconsin National Guard mobilized additional troops to southern Wisconsin to support authorities in Madison as the mission to support Milwaukee continues amid protests.

Most of the damage was to stores located near the state Capitol, but police said stores throughout the city, including at shopping malls several miles away, were also damaged. A man who tried to stop them was knocked to the ground as protesters knocked items off the store shelves, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

Protesters have taken to the streets once again, marching through the streets of Milwaukee Saturday to demonstrate against the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Wisconsin's adjutant general mobilized members of the Wisconsin National Guard to state active duty under direction from Gov. Evers in response to the civil unrest that occurred in Milwaukee overnight and into the early morning hours of May 30. "I think the National Guard did a wonderful job".

Pursuant to Section 321.39 (1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the governor has ordered into state active duty members of the Wisconsin National Guard necessary to support local law enforcement in Dane County, beginning immediately.

Protesters gathered outside Police District 3 around 8 p.m. Saturday. Floyd, died on Memorial Day in Minneapolis. He and the other three officers who were arresting Floyd were fired on Tuesday.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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