Wisconsin’s Governor Declares State of Emergency Amid Protests

Police shooting of Black man in Kenosha sparks violence, looting across city

Videos show someone firing gunshots during protests in Kenosha, Wis., on the third night of unrest following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. His mother had called for calm. Photo: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

KENOSHA, Wis.—Protesters angry over the shooting of a Black man by police clashed with law enforcement here for a third night, and groups of armed citizens came out saying they were there to protect local businesses from looting.

The city has experienced violent clashes, fires and looting since Jacob Blake, a 29-year old Black man, was shot in the back by police on Sunday. On Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers declared a state of emergency. Mr. Evers said he authorized 250 Wisconsin National Guard troops to protect critical...

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