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Governor Asa Hutchinson Declares A State of Emergency For Arkansas

Governor Asa Hutchinson has declared a state of emergency for Arkansas concerning riots and protesting in the wake of George Floyd’s senseless death.

“Our Citizens have the right to peacefully assemble and protest and the State of Arkansas is committed to protecting those rights and recent assemblies and protests occurring in the State of Arkansas have been overtaken by destructive and violent individuals, creating conditions of distress for the citizens and businesses of the state and the rule of law must be maintained for the protection of citizens and businesses from violence and damage and there is a need to take protective actions to protect lives and property of citizens being currently impacted by this emergency and additional resources of the State of Arkansas are needed to help relieve the conditions of distress and hazard to the safety and welfare of the citizens of the state.” Governor Hutchinson said.

An executive order has been issued.

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