Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin announced on Friday that hundreds of National Guard troops will be active near Kenosha next week as the city, state and country await a verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case.
“Approximately 500 Wisconsin Army National Guard troops are reporting for State Active Duty as authorized by Gov. Tony Evers to support local partners in ensuring public safety in conjunction with hundreds of officers from volunteering law enforcement agencies,” the governor’s office said in a news release.
The governor said in a statement that he is hopeful that the situation in the city remains peaceful, and he asked for the public’s assistance with that.
“We continue to be in close contact with our partners at the local level to ensure