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    Jacob Blake, who was wanted by police for rape and domestic abuse, was shot in the back by a Wisconsin police officer at close range on 23 August and was subsequently hospitalised.

    Violence broke out in Kenosha as hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of the Wisconsin city after Jacob Blake, an African American man, was filmed being shot several times at point-blank range by a white police officer on Sunday.

    Some demonstrators torched cars and buildings, and clashed with police, thus forcing law enforcement officers to use tear gas to disperse protesters.

    Jacob Blake was shot in the back by police at close range on Sunday, while he was reportedly trying to break up a fight between two women. Eyewitnesses heard at least seven gunshots. Blake, who is currently charged with rape and domestic abuse, is now paralysed from the waist down.

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    • 23:58

      US DOJ Has Deployed Over 200 Agents to Respond to Rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Spokesperson Says

      WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is deploying more than 200 federal agents to Kenosha, Wisconsin to help state and local law enforcement quell the unrest that has unfolded following the officer-involved shooting of African-American man Jacob Blake, spokesperson Kerri Kupec said in a statement.

      Blake, 29, was shot by a police officer in the back seven times, which has left him paralyzed from the waist down.

      "DOJ has deployed 200+ agents and marshals from the FBI, ATF, and USMS to assist state and local law enforcement in the response to rioting and unrest and will continue to surge Kenosha with federal resources as needed and necessary," Kupec said in the statement on Wednesday.

    • 18:52

      Kenosha Country Sheriff Says Night-Time Curfew to Continue Until At Least 30 August

    • 18:32

      Mayor of Kenosha Condemns Violence and Property Damage Amid Protests Over Police Shooting of Blake

    • 17:54

      Wisconsin Gov Authorises Deployment of 500 National Guard Troops to Support Police in Kenosha

    • 17:32

      Suspected Kenosha Shooter Identified, Charged With First-Degree Murder

      A shooter suspected of killing two people and injuring another during the protests in Kenosha overnight has been identified as Kyle Rittenhouse, Reuters reported, citing Wisconsin Court's website. 

      The 17-year-old man was arrested in Illinois and charged with first-degree intentional homicide, local media reports say. 

    • 17:23

      Trump Says He Will Send National Guard to Kenosha Amid Protests

    • 14:57

      Kenosha County Board Asks For More National Guard Troops 'Immediately'

      Members of the Kenosha County Board wrote a letter to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, asking him to send additional National Guard troops to the area where riots have been continuing for three days.

      "We are formally asking for 1,500 National Guard members with police powers to be sent to Kenosha County immediately. Our county is in a state of emergency and we need additional law enforcement to help preserve and save Kenosha County," the group said, as quoted by Kenosha News. 

    • 14:51

      Police Look For Armed Suspect Who Opened Fire During Protests in Kenosha

      Law enforcementLaw enforcement officers guard during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020 officers guard during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020

      Kenosha Police Hunt for Rifle-Wielding Suspect Following Deadly Shooting Overnight

      Two people were shot dead and another was injured during a third night of violent protests in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha following a police shooting of an African American man, who survived but was paralysed from the waist down.
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    • 13:33

      BLM Activist Demands That Kenosha Police Department Release Identity of Officer Who Shot Blake

      A Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King took to Twitter to demand that the Kenosha police reveal the identity of the officer who shot a black man named Jacob Blake. 

    • 13:28

      Third Night of Unrest in Kenosha Following Police Shooting of Jacob Blake

      A man confronts police outside the Kenosha Police Department in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., during protests following the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020
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      People take cover during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020
      © REUTERS / BRENDAN MCDERMID
      A man confronts police outside the Kenosha Police Department in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., during protests following the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake August 23, 2020. Picture taken August 23, 2020
      © REUTERS / Mike De Sisti
      Law enforcementLaw enforcement officers guard during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020 officers guard during a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020
      © REUTERS / BRENDAN MCDERMID
      People stand near a burning vehicle in front of the Kenosha County couthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S., during protests following the police shooting of Black man Jacob Blake in this August 24, 2020 picture obtained from social media
      © REUTERS / REVOLUTION CLUB CHICAGO
    • 11:47

      What Happened During Third Night of Protests in Kenosha?

      Flares go off in front of a Kenosha Country Sheriff Vehicle as demonstrators take part in a protest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, U.S. August 25, 2020.

      Kenosha: Gunfire, Arson Attacks Reported on 3rd Night of Protests Over Jacob Blake’s Shooting

      Wisconsin witnessed a third night of protests in Kenosha after a police-involved shooting of a black man, who is said to be paralysed at the moment. Violence continued on Tuesday night, with fires and clashes with police reported in the city.
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    • 11:38

      Live From Kenosha Following Shooting at Protest

    • 11:37

      Two People Killed, One Injured in Kenosha Amid Jacob Blake Protests

      Two people were killed and at least one person was seriously injured in a shooting in the Kenosha city of the US state of Wisconsin during protests, Kenosha Police Department said in a press release on Wednesday.

      "On August 25, 2020 at about 11:45 pm [04:45 GMT, August 26] Kenosha Police, along with assisting agencies, responded to the area of 63rd Street and Sheridan Road for reports of shots being fired and multiple gunshot victims. The shooting resulted in two fatalities and a third gunshot victim was transported to a hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries," the press release read.

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