By Jake Dima
Rioters with rifles halted a police vehicle and struck an officer in the head with a brick in Kenosha, Wisconsin following a police shooting of a black man, video showed.
Mass unrest erupted in the city on Sunday after officers reportedly shot Jacob Blake, a black man, following a domestic disturbance, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
This is insane. BLM rioters armed with semi-auto rifles have shut down the street in #Kenosha and ordered a Sheriff’s vehicle to stop. Video by @livesmattershow. #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/cDhmOBG1p9
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 24, 2020
Rioters yelled “gas us” and “you’re fucking cowards” at the officers in the vehicle, video showed. Law enforcement eventually deployed what appears to be teargas.
An officer was reportedly struck in the head with a brick in a separate incident during Sunday’s unrest in Kenosha, according to video tweeted by Twitter user KittyLists.
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers tweeted Sunday that Blake was “not the first Black man or person to have been shot or injured or mercilessly killed” by police.
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