Protests erupt in Kenosha following shooting of Jacob Blake by police

  • Protesters rallied following the shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, who was shot by police seven times in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
  • The demonstrations erupted in downtown Kenosha as protesters came head to head with local police with face and plastic shields throwing tear-gas canisters.
  • The protest comes nearly three months after the death of George Floyd, who was killed by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. 
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As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the country, Kenosha, Wisconsin became the new epicenter for the fight against the unjust shootings against Black Americans at the hands of police.

Protesters have demonstrated against police brutality in Kenosha since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck for eight minutes in May. One was held in front of Kenosha County Courthouse on May 31, a few days after Floyd’s death.

Nearly three months after the Floyd protests began, demonstrators gathered at the same courthouse frustrated after another unarmed Black man, Jacob Blake, was shot by police officers in the back on Sunday. 

Here’s a look at what happened.


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