125 members of Wisconsin National Guard stationed in Green Bay

Published: Jun. 1, 2020 at 10:12 PM CDT
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A handful of Wisconsin National Guard members were spotted outside the Green Bay Police Department Monday night.

Wisconsin National Guard members were ordered into state active duty in order to support local law enforcement by Governor Tony Evers.

According to Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith, 125 Guard members stationed throughout the City of Green Bay, including the County Courthouse and City Hall..

He added he expects the National Guard to be present on Tuesday night as well, and possibly on Wednesday.

When we spoke with Chief Smith, we were told five people had been arrested so far Monday night.

The National Guard announced Monday they had helped authorities in Milwaukee, Madison and Kenosha during the overnight hours of May 31 into June 1.

The National Guard was mobilized in those areas due to unrest during the overnight hours when riots broke out.

On Sunday night, a gas station in downtown Green Bay was damaged when police say looters turned on police, and started throwing items at the officers.

The violence happened after two days of peaceful protests over the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis officer.

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The National Guard added they were ready to help other communities across Wisconsin if local authorities requested National Guard assistance.

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been mobilized to state active duty to help communities if they're needed.

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