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Police in riot gear fired rubber bullets, tear gas and flash-bang rounds as they skirmished after dark with to demonstrators defying a dawn-to-dusk curfew outside a courthouse and adjacent park in downtown Kenosha. But there was no immediate of buildings or cars being set ablaze, as happened on Monday night.
The disturbances came hours after Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a state of emergency and vowed to deploy additional National Guard troops in a bid to restore order in the town, while the mother of the man who was shot, Jacob Blake Jr, publicly appealed for calm. Blake, 29, a father of six, was struck from behind at point-blank range in a hail of bullets fired on Sunday by police who were following him with guns drawn as he walked away from officers to his car and opened a door to the vehicle.
Three of his young sons inside the automobile - aged 3, 5 and 8 - witnessed their father being gunned down, according to civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who represents the Blake family. A bystander captured the encounter in video footage that immediately went viral, unleashing outrage over the latest in a long series of instances in which police have been accused of using indiscriminate lethal force against African Americans.
The police have not explained why Blake was shot. Seven times! Officials, blaming outside agitators or much of the lawlessness surrounding demonstrations, said some three dozen fires were set on Monday night, mostly in an uptown, predominantly minority neighborhood where numerous businesses were burned.
Seeking to restrict an influx of traffic, authorities blocked off all exit ramps leading from Interstate into Kenosha County from the nearby city of Racine south to the Illinois border along Lake Michigan. He also suffered gunshot wounds to his stomach and gastrointestinal tract, requiring surgeons to remove most of his colon and small intestine, and sustained damage to his kidney, liver and an arm, they said.
Family and protesters are demanding that the officers involved in the shooting, who have been placed on administrative leave, be fired and prosecuted. After he opens the door and leans into the car, seven shots ring out, with one of the officers tugging at his shirt.
The shooting is under investigation by the Wisconsin Justice Department, which has released no details. Kenosha police have referred all questions to state investigators.
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Wisconsin unrest flares for third night over police shooting of Black man