Vigilante violence in the US

The COVID Diaries – 146 26th August

In Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests started on Sunday after a video circulated showing an officer in the city’s police department shooting a Black man in the back as he tried to open his car door.

The man was later identified as Jacob Blake and is now paralysed from the waist down. On Tuesday evening – the third night of protests – two people were shot and killed and another person was wounded. Videos of the shooting appear to show a white vigilante gunman carrying out the shootings.

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