Na­tional Guard ac­ti­vated after fa­tal Mil­wau­kee shoot­ing

The Myanmar Times - - World -

The state of Wis­con­sin ac­ti­vated its Na­tional Guard to help main­tain or­der after a fa­tal shoot­ing by po­lice sparked a night of an­gry protests and ar­son in the city of Mil­wau­kee. While an un­easy calm had re­turned to the af­fected neigh­bour­hood by Au­gust 14 af­ter­noon, Mayor Tom Bar­rett said that the city still faced “a very volatile sit­u­a­tion”. He said the 124 uni­formed troops, who were ac­ti­vated by the state’s gov­er­nor, would not be de­ployed un­less the city’s po­lice chief, Ed­ward Flynn, de­cided they were needed. Vi­o­lence broke out overnight as an­gry crowds took to the streets, throw­ing rocks and torch­ing build­ings in protest over the shoot­ing.

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