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Governor to discuss activating Wyoming National Guard to assist in protest responses

National Guard monitors protests in Minneapolis. (Shutterstock)

CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon’s office said on Monday, June 1 that the Wyoming National Guard has not been activated to help with response to protests of the George Floyd killing around the country.

“At this time there are no plans to activate the Guard in Wyoming,” the governor’s Communications Director Michael Pearlman said. “The Governor will discuss any role the Wyoming National Guard may have in terms of providing assistance to neighboring states with Adjutant General Porter, but no decision has yet been made about this.”

The governor also joined a call with other governors and President Donald Trump on Monday to discuss the national situation surrounding the protests.

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Gordon is monitoring the situation and is aware of protests which have been held in Wyoming. So long as protests remain peaceful, the governor says those can be valuable for the country.