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Jacob Blake protests in Kenosha Wisconsin

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Blake is currently paralyzed from the waist down having been shot seven times by police. 



— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 25, 2020

Demonstrations in Kenosha, Wis., continued Monday night and into early Tuesday after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, which has given way to protests and some chaotic scenes, including property damage, fires and tear gas across the city’s streets.
Officers shot the 29-year-old Black man multiple times in the back Sunday as he entered a car with his children inside, an incident captured on video that sparked intense protests in the lakefront city and a national outcry.
Kenosha police used tear gas Monday and fired small beanbags at a crowd that threw firecrackers, tore down street signs, smashed storefronts and set fires around the city. By early Tuesday, the National Guard — which had been called in after the previous night’s turmoil — rolled through the streets as multiple buildings burned to the ground and looters ransacked stores.
The fires not only destroyed local businesses — a cellphone store, a tattoo parlor, a furniture store, a Mexican grocery — but they also forced out residents who lived on the second floors of the nearly century-old brick buildings.…



— Reuters (@Reuters) August 25, 2020


— The Progressive (@theprogressive) August 25, 2020


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The usual RWNJ framing emerges.


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