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Multiple arrests made, officers injured during unrest, Kenosha Mayor says

Police Shooting Wisconsin
Posted at 4:57 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 18:00:00-04

KENOSHA — Multiple arrests have been made in connection with overnight unrest in Kenosha, the Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said. It was not made exactly clear what the people were arrested for.

In addition to the arrests, the mayor added a few law enforcement officers have been injured as a result of the unrest. Neither the severity of the injuries nor the agency the officers work for were given. However, the mayor did say the officers were from "local" and "outside" agencies.

This all stems from two nights of unrest after protests and tensions escalated over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Late Monday night multiple buildings were set on fire in downtown Kenosha.

The National Guard has been sent to Kenosha to respond to any further unrest. An 8 p.m. curfew has also be instated. However, there was a curfew Monday night and large crowds still protested outside the Kenosha courthouse.

Blake was shot seven times in the back by a Kenosha Police Officer Sunday evening. The incident has garnered national attention. Now, attorney Ben Crump, who represents the family of George Floyd, has taken up Blake's case.

Blake's family has said he is in stable condition but is paralyzed from the waist down due to the gunshots in his back.

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