State of emergency declared in Minneapolis ahead of Derek Chauvin verdict

Law enforcement is on high alert and thousands of National Guardsmen and troopers from other states have been brought in ahead of a verdict in the trial for the former police officer.
1:09 | 04/20/21

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Transcript for State of emergency declared in Minneapolis ahead of Derek Chauvin verdict
Now with emotions on edge law enforcement on high alert in anticipation of the verdict. 250 National Guard troops have been activated in D.C. And thousands of National Guard soldiers have been deployed throughout Minneapolis. Elwyn Lopez is there with the latest. Good morning, elwyn. Reporter: Good morning, Michael. Here in Minneapolis, businesses like this boarded up. Take a look at these barricades set up here and thousands of national guardsmen and troopers have been brought in from other states to help assist local authorities here and are on alert as this state of emergency has been declared in the region ahead of a verdict in the trial of Derek chauvin. The governor saying that they cannot allow civil unrest but that they also need to listen to those communities in pain adding that systemic and fundamental changes need to be made and that's what we've been hearing for days from protesters across the nation over police killings. Now, here in the twin cities, hundreds of high school students walked out of class in protest on Monday and starting tomorrow here, schools will remain remote through Friday as the world awaits a verdict. Michael. All right, thank you so much.

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