Gov. Noem delivers statement on nationwide unrest
PIERRE, S.D. — Gov. Kristi Noem released a statement on the protests and nationwide unrest from the past several days.
In her statement, Noem said, ““We take the protection of people’s rights very seriously, as we’ve demonstrated over the last several months, including the right to peacefully protest. Make no mistake, mob rule and violence do nothing to honor the memory of victims. If asked, the state stands ready to assist local authorities to ensure everyone’s rights are protected. Rioting and looting, like we’ve seen in other cities and states, will not be tolerated in South Dakota.”