Minnesota National Guard and police presence have ramped up in Minneapolis as a result of civil unrest in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center on April 11.
According to the Minnesota National Guard, just over 2,000 National Guard members have been activated to assist local authorities in maintaining public safety in the Twin Cities.
Additional street closures are in place in downtown Minneapolis as a result of the increased security, including:
- Third Street South, between Second and Third avenues.
- Fifth Street South, between Fourth and Fifth avenues.
- Fourth Street South, between First Avenue North and Second Avenue South, due to construction and for security concerns.
- Sixth Street South (the street and both sidewalks) remains closed between Third and Fourth avenues next to the Hennepin County Government Center.
Learn more about Operation Safety Net, the coordinated law enforcement effort focused on public safety during the Chauvin trial.