In the American city of Kenosha in Wisconsin on the night of Wednesday, August 26, after the curfew, protests against racism resumed, which escalated into riots. This was reported by CNN.
It is noted that the protests began after the police wounded 29-year-old African American Jacob Blake. However, at night they turned into riots, the protesters ignored the calls of the police to disperse, and also tried to demolish the fence that was installed around the district court building.
As a result, police officers used tear gas against the protesters. The guard of the court located on the roof and opened fire on the protesters from pneumatic weapons.
On August 25, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers imposed a state of emergency in response to protests.
In order to protect infrastructure and cultural sites, Evers ordered an increase in the number of National Guard personnel in Kenosha to 250 people, which is double the standard number. In the eponymous district, the curfew has been extended for one more night.
In the United States, a wave of protests erupted after the death of African American George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. At the end of May, the police received a complaint against him, during the arrest one of them squeezed Floyd’s neck. The man later died in intensive care. The police officers involved in the incident were fired, one of them was accused of negligent murder. On June 3, Minnesota’s attorney general indicted three other police officers in the Floyd case.