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    Officer Injured in Milwaukee Riots Over Killing of Black Man by Law Enforcers

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    A law enforcement officer was injured during riots in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as residents continued to rally over the death of a black man in a police shooting incident, the Milwaukee police said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) According to the local police, crowds threw rocks at officers during riots which started Saturday and continued through Sunday into Monday.

    "Officer taken to hospital for injury after thrown rock breaks windshield of squad near Sherman & Burleigh," police said on Twitter.

    The police added that shots were heard in the area minutes after the incident. According to the police, a car fire was also reported in the city.

    Multiple arrests were later made in the Sherman & Burleigh area, according to police.

    On Saturday, about 100 protesters clashed with police near the scene where, earlier in the day, a 23-year-old man with a stolen semiautomatic handgun was shot dead by police. Disturbances have since persisted, with dozens of people getting arrested and shots fired.

    On Sunday, the Wisconsin National Guard was put to assist the city police of Milwaukee.


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