VIDEO: Minnesota National Guard Activates Over 500 Soldiers to Streets of MN Communities

The Minnesota National guard has issued a statement on activating over 500 soldiers to Minnesota communities.

The official Twitter account Thursday evening:

We have activated more than 500 soldiers to St. Paul, Minneapolis and surrounding communities. Our mission is to protect life, preserve property and the right to peacefully demonstrate. A key objective is to ensure fire departments are able to respond to calls.

In subsequent tweets, the Minnesota National guard adds:

We are here with the Minneapolis Fire Department ready to assist so they can safely do their mission.

Governor Tim Walz signed Executive Order 20-64 yesterday at 4 p.m., activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection to the people of Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and the surrounding communities.

“Our troops are trained to protect life, preserve property and ensure people’s right to peacefully demonstrate,” said Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen, Minnesota National Guard Adjutant General.

Overnight soldiers supported multiple missions with Minneapolis Fire Station Six, provided security around the St. Paul Capitol Complex, and assisted the State Patrol with civil disturbance support.

Overnight soldiers supported multiple missions with Minneapolis Fire Station Six, provided security around the St. Paul Capitol Complex, and assisted the State Patrol with civil disturbance support.

Overnight soldiers supported multiple missions with Minneapolis Fire Station Six, provided security around the St. Paul Capitol Complex, and assisted the State Patrol with civil disturbance support.

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