Jacob Blake is reportedly now in a stable condition after officers shot him multiple times as he tried to get into a car in Kenosha.
Protests erupted in the city soon after, and local police put into effect an emergency overnight curfew. Additionally, Governor Tony Evers has called on the National Guard to aid local police in controlling the protests.
Governor Evers stated in a press release that the “limited mobilization” – made at the request of local officials – was to help law enforcement “protect critical infrastructure” and make sure people can protest safely.
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“Every person should be able to express their anger and frustration by exercising their First Amendment rights and report on these calls to action without any fear of being unsafe,” he said. Furthermore, a curfew will come into effect at 20:00 local time (01:00 GMT) until 07:00 on Tuesday.