Earlier this week, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz called up the National Guard to help deal with civil unrest. This is the first time in 12 years that the Guard has been deployed in the state.
Public unrest has been shaking the United States since 26 May, after an African-American man died following being detained by four police officers in Minneapolis.
Minneapolis citizens have been demonstrating non-stop following the death of black resident George Floyd. The protests went violent at some point, with rioters engaging in clashes with police officers, smashing and setting vehicles on fire, and even stealing from local businesses.
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The US has for five days straight been seeing countrywide protests over the death of African-American man George Floyd at the hands of a police officer, forcing some state governors to call in the National Guard to stop the looting, vandalism, and violence.
Since Floyd's death 25th May, angry citizens in virtually every major city in America have taken to the streets to demand justice for Floyd, who died after now-former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for over eight minutes.
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Earlier on Sunday, the National Guard said in a statement that although its servicemen have been put on heightened alert in 15 US states and Washington, DC, it is local law enforcement agencies that should tackle security amid the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis police custody on 25 May.