“No such measures have been taken in the entire 164-year history of the Minnesota National Guard,” he said during a speech broadcast by ABC.
JUST IN: Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz announces he is authorizing "full mobilization" of the state's National Guard.
Walz calls it "an action that has never been taken in the 164 year history of the Minnesota National Guard." https://t.co/3y4sSbgNUTpic.twitter.com/nAwsh0T1ge
In connection with the situation, the authorities introduced an emergency mode in the city, and the governor decided to attract the US National Guard to maintain order.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey also announced the introduction of curfews in the city.
The protests began after May 25, 46-year-old local resident George Floyd, who was detained by police officers, died in a hospital.