In the United States, mass protests erupted in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after police shot a black man several times on Sunday, August 23, who is now in critical care. This was reported by the BBC.
Police said a 29-year-old African American named Jacob Blake was involved in a domestic violence incident.
At the same time, an eyewitness video appeared on the network showing two policemen shooting Blake in the back several times when he tried to get in the car.
WARNING: this video is extremely graphic.— JuliГЎn Castro (@JulianCastro) August 24, 2020
Police in Kenosha, Wisconsin appear to shoot a man seven times in the back at point blank range after he ignores commands. WeвЂ™re no other non-lethal methods considered, @KenoshaPolice?
According to the publication, hundreds of people came to the streets of Kenosha to protest against police actions. They headed for the city police department, chanting вЂњWe will not back down!вЂќ, setting parked cars on fire on the road and throwing Molotov cocktails at the police.
Kenosha, Wisconsin— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 24, 2020
Protests escalated into riots and the police responded with tear gas, Kenosha authorities imposed a curfew, saying the courthouse and administration would be closed due to protesters' damage.
The shooting at Blake had already been condemned by Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden, calling for an immediate full and transparent investigation into the circumstances of the shooting and accountability.
вЂњThis morning, the country wakes up again with sadness and anger because another black American has fallen victim to the use of excessive force,вЂќ Biden said.