Blake is currently paralyzed from the waist down having been shot seven times by police.
BREAKING: Jacob Blake, a Black man shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is paralyzed from the waist down, his father tells the Chicago @Suntimes. Doctors don't know if the paralysis will be permanent. https://t.co/pCiKvzTK2Z— The Associated Press (@AP) 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-oldBlack man multiple times in the back Sundayas 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.
Arsonists set several buildings ablaze and torched much of the Black business district in a second night of unrest in the city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, triggered by the wounding of a Black man shot in the back by officers https://t.co/UZEIicZ0SS