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Protests Continue in Kenosha as Officials Plead with Trump to Cancel Visit

HeadlineAug 31, 2020

Protests are continuing in Kenosha, Wisconsin, one week after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, and days after a white 17-year-old militia member killed two protesters. At least 1,000 National Guard troops were on the ground in Kenosha during weekend rallies. Reports have emerged of what are believed to be unidentified federal agents “abducting” protesters before detaining them without charges. When asked by a reporter in New Hampshire, President Trump addressed the shooting of Jacob Blake Friday, defending the police officer who shot him. He said, “People can make a mistake. That doesn’t make them bad. They choked.” Trump is set to visit Kenosha on Tuesday, even after Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers pleaded with him Sunday to reconsider. Evers wrote in a letter, “I am concerned your presence will only hinder our healing. I am concerned your presence will only delay our work to overcome division.”

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