WISCONSIN UNREST CONTINUES AFTER BLACK MAN IS SHOT
Police firing tear gas clashed with protesters in a second night of unrest and arson in Kenosha, Wisconsin, triggered by the wounding of a Black man who was shot in the back by officers as his three young sons looked on, Stephen Maturen wrote for Reuters on August 25, 2020.
Protesters defied a dusk-to-dawn curfew on Monday night (Tuesday, August 25, 2020 in Manila) as they confronted law enforcement officers in riot gear outside the county courthouse blocks away from where Jacob Blake was gunned down on Sunday in an encounter with police caught on video.
Blake, 29, survived the shooting, was listed in stable condition following surgery, but his father told news media that he "may never walk again."
But the incident, the latest in a litany of cases to focus attention on police treatment of African Americans, unleashed outrage in the lakefront city of Kenosha about 40 miles (65 km) south of Milwaukee. The shooting occurred three months after the May 25 death of a Black man in Minneapolis, George Floyd, who was pinned to the street under the knee of a white police officer, sparking nationwide protests against police brutality and racism within the US criminal justice system. Another Black man was also shot dead in Louisiana.