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National Guard Reduces Presence in Minneapolis, St. Paul

National Guard and state police guard the Minnesota statehouse Sunday in St Paul, Minnesota
National Guard and state police guard the Minnesota statehouse Sunday in St Paul, Minnesota. (Julio Cortez/AP)

By    |   Monday, 01 June 2020 05:41 PM

There will not be as many National Guard troops patrolling Minneapolis and St. Paul, The Hill reports.

The head of Minnesota's National Guard said Monday there will be less troops on duty as curfews have been relaxed.

The National Guard was activated after days of violent protests erupted in the city where George Floyd, a black man, was killed by a white police officer.

Adjutant General of the Minnesota National Guard Maj. Gen. Jon Jensen told reporters "part of" the more than 7,000 troops called up will no longer be needed. But, he said the guards could remobilize if necessary. He did not indicate how many members would no longer be needed.

"This is not an order to return the entire organization," he said during a press conference.

He added the scaling back would go into effect as early as Monday afternoon.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz eased up on a curfew that has been in place since Friday.

Minneapolis and St. Paul will be under a curfew from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. local time Monday and Tuesday. For the past several days, a mandated curfew was in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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