Gov. Walz to announce 'next steps' at Tuesday press conference

The news conference is at 2 p.m.
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Governor Tim Walz

Gov. Tim Walz will give an update on Tuesday on the next steps in the state's response to the killing of George Floyd.

The governor will announce "next steps" in the state's response efforts at a 2 p.m. news conference. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan, Department of Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero, Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington and Maj. Gen. Jon A. Jensen will also be in attendance.

Protests have been largely peaceful the last two nights in the Twin Cities after curfews were strictly enforced. This came after several days of rioting that resulted in Walz fully mobilizing the entire National Guard. 

The curfew for Minneapolis and St. Paul were extended through Tuesday night and on Monday state leaders said some National Guard troops will start heading home.

Floyd's death is the catalyst for protests across the United States and the world as he represents one of the many black people who have died at the hands of police. 

He died May 25 after a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for more than eight minutes. Derek Chauvin has been charged in his death, while three other officers who were at the scene have not been charged despite calls from activists to arrest them. 

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