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National Guard called up after violent protests in Milwaukee

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Milwaukee, WI (AP) -

 Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has activated the state's National Guard to help law enforcement in Milwaukee if violence there persists.
   At least four businesses were burned and one police officer was hurt Saturday night in violence that broke out a few hours after an officer shot a man who fled a traffic stop and who police said had a handgun.
   Walker says he took the step after receiving a request from Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and talking with Mayor Tom Barrett and the Guard's leader. His announcement says the Guard will be in position to help "upon request."
   Walker praised citizens who showed up Sunday to clean up the north-side neighborhood where the violence took place. He called for "continued peace and prayer."

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