Thursday, 04 March, 2021


Democrats Denounce Trump's Plan To Visit Kenosha

Four men stand near a car holding guns during protests in Kenosha Men with firearms attended the protests in Kenosha Wisconsin
Noah Ferguson | 31 August, 2020, 09:43

A crowd of hundreds gathered in Kenosha on Saturday for a march and rally against police violence, almost a week after an officer shot Jacob Blake, leaving the 29-year-old Black man paralysed.

17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse is accused of shooting dead two men and wounding another who were protesting against Jacob Blake's shooting.

"The people of Portland, like all other cities & parts of our great Country, want Law & Order", Mr Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday. Said Blake Sr., "We all have a knee on the back of our necks, every day".

"For the rest of his life, he's going to be a shell of himself", Crump said.

More than 1,000 National Guard soldiers have been on standby at the Kenosha protests to prevent a further escalation of violence, Reuters reported.

"We are heartbroken and enraged, but we are steadfast in our demand for justice", Tanya Mclean, a Blake family friend who helped organise the event, said in a statement.

Quizzed this week about his response to the shooting of Blake, the president said he was "looking into it very strongly", but did not like what he saw in the video of the incident, which showed police shooting Blake seven times from behind as they attempted to arrest him.

Protests have occurred nightly in Kenosha, some 40 miles south of Milwaukee, over the police shooting of Blake, a 29-year-old Black man. "If we tear it up we have nothing", he told a gathering at a park that was the hub of protests in support of his son, Jacob Blake Jr.

Trump began tweeting Wednesday about violent protests in the city, saying, "We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets".

"Probably so", Trump told reporters in Texas, when asked if he would visit the city where the officer shot Blake. Tony Evers he would send federal law enforcement and National Guard troops to the city.

The most recent protests were sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on August 23.

Trump's comments echoed sentiments from his recent tweets on outbreaks of unrest in cities nationwide.

Earlier Sunday, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, also expressed concerns about Trump's visit. "Hell yeah, I'm mad", said Blake Sr. As Blake leaned into his vehicle, Sheskey shot Blake seven times.

Investigators have said officers saw a knife on the floor of the auto.

On Friday, the Kenosha police union defended the officers.

Blake's family and his attorneys have said Blake did not provoke or threaten the police.

Blake will likely participate via video from his hospital room in a court hearing next week about criminal charges that predated the shooting, his lawyer told Reuters on Saturday, adding he would plead not guilty.

On Tuesday, a white teenager with a semi-automatic rifle shot three demonstrators, killing two of them.

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