Gov. Walz set to speak at 10:30 a.m. Friday amid ongoing unrest

The press conference will be livestreamed
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Gov. Tim Walz has announced he will host a press conference at 10 a.m. Friday to address the state's response to protest and public safety concerns after another night of unrest in the Twin Cities. 

The conference will be livestreamed on the Governor's Office YouTube page

This morning, he apologized to CNN after State Patrol officers arrested three of its journalists as they were broadcasting live. 

Other than that, he has not yet addressed the events of last night, which included looting in St. Paul as protesters burned the Minneapolis Police 3rd Precinct and many more businesses particularly along Lake Street. 

Thursday, he declared a peacetime emergency in Minneapolis and St. Paul, which activates the State Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the state's response.

He also activated the National Guard, which provided escorts for fire crews on Thursday evening.

He tweeted three statements from his official account around 5 p.m. Thursday emphasizing that he supports protesters but pleading for an end to riots. 

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