“I Urge for Peace at This Time,” says Minnesota Governor Tim Walz

Following a night of fires and outrage over the death of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz has called for calm, CNN reports.

“Minnesotans are asking for and deserve confidence that we can respond to this crisis, and we will,” Walz tweeted Saturday morning.

Walz said the state is continuing to coordinate efforts at the state and local level to deal with protests that have broken out throughout Minnesota and in cities all across the US.

The Governor ended his tweet with a plea: “I urge for peace at this time.”

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