The Minnesota National Guard has more than 4,100 citizen-soldiers and airmen responding to protests in Minnesota, the force said on Twitter.
The tweet said 10,800 National Guard members are expected to join the response. There were 700 on duty on Friday.
“”We live here. We work here. We serve here,” it added. “We’re all in.””
National Guard forces have been deployed across at least eight states and the District of Columbia to tackle increasingly violent protests across the country.
We now have more than 4,100 — quickly moving toward 10,800 — Minnesota Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen supporting our friends and neighbors in the Twin Cities. This is a significant increase over the 700 on-duty Friday. We live here. We work here. We serve here. We’re all in. pic.twitter.com/WorKOI9ZCa
— MN National Guard (@MNNationalGuard) May 31, 2020