Kenosha protesters, police clash again after Black man shot

KENOSHA, Wis. — Police in Wisconsin have deployed tear gas in an attempt to disperse protesters who converged on the county courthouse during a second night of clashes after the police shooting of a Black man.

The shooting that seriously injured 29-year-old Jacob Blake turned Kenosha into the nation’s latest flashpoint city in a summer of racial unrest. Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers activated 125 members of the National Guard to assist local law enforcement Monday.

Protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace” minutes before the 8 p.m. curfew. Police fired the tear gas about 30 minutes after the curfew took effect, but not all the protesters left.

According to WITI-TV in Milwaukee, the protests were tense all day, and things got out of control Monday night, with armored vehicles and police in riot gear.

Protesters began throwing several dozen bottles, both plastic and glass, as tensions rose. Police brought in the SWAT team, warning them that they needed to move back.