The Governor of the state of Georgia in the United States Brian Kemp announced the introduction of a state of emergency in Fulton County center in Atlanta amid protests over the death of an African-American George Floyd after his arrest by the police in Minneapolis.

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“At the request of the mayor, keisha bottoms and after consultation with representatives of law enforcement and emergency services I have declared a state of emergency in Fulton County to use up to 500 members of the National guard in Georgia to protect people and property in Atlanta,” he wrote on Twitter, the Governor of the state of Georgia Brian Kemp.

He noted that fighters of national guard will patrol immediately, “to help local law enforcement agencies that worked tirelessly to crackdown on illegal activities and restore peace.”

Earlier it became known that the protests caused by the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis, escalated into riots in many U.S. cities. According to recent reports, the protesters in Minneapolis set fire to the Wells Fargo Bank building, which is located near the police station.