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National Guard activated in Milwaukee

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The Wisconsin National Guard has been activated to Milwaukee Sunday in response to violence and protests that erupted there overnight after an armed man was fatally shot by police.

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in a statement Sunday.

Volunteers spent the morning sweeping and picking up debris — including bricks, bottle and bullet casings — after about 100 protesters clashed with a couple of dozen officers in a predominantly black north Milwaukee neighborhood.

"I commend the citizens who volunteered in clean-up efforts this morning," Walker said. This act of selfless caring sets a powerful example for Milwaukee's youth and the entire community. I join Milwaukee's leaders and citizens in calling for continued peace and prayer."

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