Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has activated the state’s National Guard to help with the volatile situation in Milwaukee.
BREAKING: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker activates National Guard to help if needed after night of Milwaukee unrest.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 14, 2016
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) August 14, 2016
Scott Walker activates National Guard "to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request" after riots pic.twitter.com/V6xy5MMBb1
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 14, 2016
Walker also contributed to “Support the Blue Day” as part of an expression of gratitude to the law enforcement officials who put their lives on the line to provide safer communities.
Joined the Support the Blue Day gathering in Glendale. Thank you to all law enforcement that serve & protect. pic.twitter.com/A0d3UJw9A7
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) August 14, 2016
This comes on the heels of a night when parts of Milwaukee were described as “like a war zone.” Violent protests ensued after police shot a reportedly armed suspect.