Wisconsin Governor Activates National Guard in Response to Looting and Riots

125 National Guard troops have been called into Kenosha, Wisconsin in wake of mass protests that have resulted in looting, arson and vandalism.

Democrat governor Tony Evers said “I know folks across our state will be making their voices heard in Kenosha and in communities across Wisconsin. Every person should be able to express their anger and frustration by exercising their First Amendment rights and report on these calls to action without any fear of being unsafe.”

He added “This is a limited mobilization of the National Guard focused on supporting the needs of local first responders to protect critical infrastructure, such as utilities and fire stations, and to ensure Kenoshians are able to assemble safely.”

Protesters set over 100 cars on fire in a dealership Sunday night.

Protesters were enraged after a viral video of a black man, Jacob Blake, being shot by police went viral on social media.