Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz vowed to restore order to the Twin Cities on Friday, a day after crowds torched a police station and looted stores in reaction to the death of George Floyd.
Walz pleaded with Minnesotans to bring peace to the streets and an end to unrest that broke out in Minneapolis and St. Paul on Thursday, culminating with a police station being burned.
“We have to restore order to our society before we can start addressing the issues, before we turn back to where we should be spending our energy, making sure that justice is served,” Walz told reporters in St. Paul on Friday.
“I just want to be very clear … the plan going forward (is) to insure tonight that our buildings do not burn, our citizens are secure and the space we’re going to create allows us to get back to the conversation of serving justice.”
The National Guard has been deployed to keep the peace, and Attorney General Keith Ellison urged Twin City residents to afford that force respect they might not give Minneapolis police.
“I’d like everyone to recognize the fact the National Guard just a week ago was administering COVID-19 tests to help people,” Ellison said.
Source; Afro World News