Gov. Walz Responds to Guard Members Removal From Labor Center
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Governor Tim Walz is describing an incident Wednesday at the St. Paul Labor Center where dozens of Minnesota National Guard members were harassed into leaving the facility as "unacceptable."
According to the Pioneer Press, around 50 soldiers in uniform were stationed at the Labor Center and arrived in armored vehicles on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the newspaper reported a group of labor advocates confronted the guard members, who shouted a number of chants that made it clear the soldiers were not welcome.
Governor Walz later used Twitter to express his displeasure over the incident.
Republican House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt says the treatment of the guard members is disgraceful. He called on the union leaders involved to apologize and resign.
The soldiers involved in the incident are among the hundreds of guard members who have been called to active duty to help keep the peace and provide security during and after the Derek Chauvin trial and the aftermath of the fatal police shooting that occurred last weekend in Brooklyn Center.
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