Minneapolis’s ABC News affiliate reports:
Gov. Walz has called for the full mobilization of the Minnesota National Guard. Minneapolis Mayor Frey in a media briefing said that many protesters are from out of state. St. Paul Mayor Carter in the same media briefing said that all protesters arrested Friday night in to Saturday morning are from out of state.
Gov. Tim Walz said the state is in the midst of the largest deployment of the Minnesota National Guard in state history. For context, he said the National Guard contingent currently working to get crowds of protesters under control is three times larger than the force deployed in the 1960s during the race riots.
Earlier in the night, the federal Department of Defense alerted military police to be ready to deploy to Minnesota within four hours. Walz said he would work with the president to use federal resources if necessary to control what he called an “unprecedented threat to our state.”
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 30, 2020
BREAKING: Democrat Minnesota Governor says he believes “white supremacists” & “cartels” are part of chaos in Minneapolis
“These folks will blend in.”
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) May 30, 2020
Minnesota governor says U.S. military providing “intelligence support” and intercepted communications from the National Security Agency (NSA)
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) May 30, 2020
Minnesota governor fully activates National Guard, says violent unrest is ‘no longer, in any way, about the murder of George Floyd’ https://t.co/EiSPvIvm4D
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 30, 2020
Minnesota’s Governor @GovTimWalz adds that 20% of those arrested are Minnesotans but 80% are from outside the area. MN Dept of Public Safety’s Harrington says white supremacists may be among them, looking into whether organized criminal org involved in looting #GeorgeFloyd https://t.co/ZmFEIPN6JA
— margaret brennan (@margbrennan) May 30, 2020
BREAKING: for the first time in Minnesota history, the governor has activated the entire national guard. First be activated 500, then another 200, and this morning another 1,000. There may be up to 13,000 national guard members in MN
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) May 30, 2020