Wisconsin National Guard concludes mission following unrest, Evers says

The Wisconsin National Guard has concluded its public safety mission following protests and unrest that came after the death of George Floyd, Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday.

According to Evers, a total of 1,500 members of the National Guard were deployed after local governments requested assistance.

"This is a watershed moment for our nation, one that requires everyone being willing to come together. I am encouraged by the peaceful protesters who continue to make their voices heard and demand change, and I am grateful for the citizen soldiers of the Wisconsin National Guard whose important mission helped keep our communities safe," Evers said.

The National Guard concluded its work in Green Bay and Racine Monday, while guard members in Kenosha concluded their work last week.

According to Evers' office, more than 1,200 members of the guard remain deployed to support the state's response to COVID-19.