National Guard called up following Dontre Hamilton protests
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — One day after more than 70 were arrested for protesting the Dontre Hamilton shooting, the National Guard has been called up to help.
A spokesperson from Wisconsin National Guard says soldiers are being notified of the call up.
They received a request on Saturday from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke. Governor Scott Walker has approved the use.
The National Guard says at this time, there is no specific mission, but they are making preparations to be able to immediately respond if needed.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment about the decision.