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Gov. Walz calls for full mobilization of National Guard, never before done in Minnesota history

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz addresses the media on Saturday, May 30, 2020, regarding ongoing violent protests in the Twin Cities in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer. Photo: KSTP. Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz addresses the media on Saturday, May 30, 2020, regarding ongoing violent protests in the Twin Cities in response to the killing of George Floyd by a police officer.

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Updated: May 30, 2020 09:19 AM
Created: May 30, 2020 09:14 AM

Gov. Walz announced Saturday morning that he is authorizing the full mobilization of the Minnesota National Guard, an action never before taken in Minnesota history.

"Last night is a mockery of pretending to honor George Floyd's death," Walz said in a media briefing. "Maintaining and restoring civil order on the street is our main goal."

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