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Arizona Sending More Than 150 Guard Troops To Wisconsin

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Arizona is sending more than 150 National Guard troops to Wisconsin to help after widespread unrest over police shooting Jacob Blake, a Black man, on Sunday.

Gov. Doug Ducey's office confirmed Thursday that members of the 850th Military Police Battalion will help Kenosha law enforcement. They are expected to arrive Friday. Three states are sending Guard units to Wisconsin after Gov. Tony Evers requested assistance. Kenosha saw peaceful protests Wednesday night for the first time since police shot Blake. Tuesday night, two demonstrators were fatally shot and another was wounded. Kenosha is the latest focal point in the racial injustice fight since George Floyd, a Black man, died in May after a white officer pressed a knee to his neck. 

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