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Family of Jacob Blake encourages people to protest peacefully

Posted at 10:09 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 20:15:42-04

The uncle of Jacob Blake, a man shot by Kenosha police on Sunday, is asking for protesters to remain peaceful, amid the second night of unrest in the city.

Justin Blake said his family was encouraging protesters to remain peaceful. Jacob Blake was shot by Kenosha police on Sunday. Police have not said what lead up to the shooting, but video shot from a neighbor shows Jacob walking toward and attempting to get in when he was grabbed by an officer and shot.

Since the shooting, protesters have marched to downtown Kenosha. Several businesses were damaged.

"We're encouraging people to protest peacefully, not to be destructive," said Justin. "We want justice."

Protests for Jacob happened across the country, in cities like Portland, San Diego, New York, Minneapolis and Denver.

"This isn't just about Jacob Blake," Justin said. "This is all the children that walk out the door in the morning, and their mother and fathers have to worry about them because of the color of their skin."

The Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation is now investigating the incident.

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