Evers activates National Guard after Milwaukee protests turn violent, police officer sustains minor gunshot wound

Protesters march in Milwaukee against police-involved killings May 29, 2020. Photo by Adam Kelnhofer.
Protesters march in Milwaukee against police-involved killings May 29, 2020. Photo by Adam Kelnhofer.

By Adam Kelnhofer and WisPolitics.com staff
Gov. Tony Evers today activated 125 members of the Wisconsin National Guard to support local law enforcement in the wake of Milwaukee protests that turned violent overnight. 
A statement from Evers said he made the order at the request of local officials.
“It is critical that people are able to peacefully express their anger and frustration about systemic racism and injustice, in Milwaukee, the State of Wisconsin, and our Nation,” Evers, Milwaukee County Exec David Crowley and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said in a joint statement. “This limited autho...

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