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Kenosha County Courthouse, Administration Building closed again Tuesday after overnight unrest

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Posted at 6:40 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 11:07:16-04

KENOSHA, Wis. -- The Kenosha County Courthouse and Administration Building will both remain closed to the public on Tuesday due to damage from overnight unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

Both buildings were also closed on Monday. Court hearings will not be held Tuesday, in person or virtually. Other county services will still be available online or by phone, the county said on Twitter.

Damage was sustained to both buildings Sunday night after protests over Blake's shooting turned into vandalism. Blake was shot as police say they were responding to a "domestic incident" in the area.

Man shot by Kenosha police officers Sunday evening

Kenosha police did not say what led to the shooting, but a video circulating on social media shows Blake walking toward a vehicle near the scene before being grabbed by an officer.

Crowds gathered at the scene before marching to the Kenosha Police Department.

Protests, vandalism erupt after Kenosha police officer shoots, seriously injures man

Fires were set to dumpsters meant to block off roads in the area, as well as an area car lot.

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