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Governor Evers declares state of emergency in Wisconsin

August 25, 2020 - 3:10pm
Governor Tony Evers
Governor Tony Evers

Governor Evers today declared a state of emergency in Wisconsin following the protests in multiple communities. is the declaration of a state of emergency and follows a and his calling up of the National Guard to helpi at the protest sites. 

Evers today announced he is authorizing increased Wisconsin National Guard support for Kenosha County to 250 members and will continue to adjust to meet local needs.

The National Guard may not be used to impede the ability of people to peacefully protest or impede the ability of the media to report on this situation. Pursuant to Section 321.39(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the governor ordered into state active duty members of the Wisconsin National Guard deemed necessary to support to local law enforcement and first responders in Kenosha. Any Guard members called to active duty may only be used to provide support to local law enforcement and to protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions necessary for the well-being of the community, and to provide support to first responders such as the Kenosha Fire Department. 

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