Trump Tuesday in Kenosha, scene of the Jacob Blake affair

Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump will go to Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Tuesday where African-American Jacob Blake was seriously injured by a police officer, a case that has revived protests in the United States against police violence and racism .

White House spokesman Judd Deere announced on Saturday that Mr Trump would travel to Kenosha in the northern United States on Tuesday to meet with local law enforcement officials and "review the damage caused by the riots "triggered by this affair.

Jacob Blake, 29, was seriously injured on August 23 in Kenosha when two policemen tried to stop him.While the father was trying to get into his car, one of the policemen opened fire on him at close range, firing seven times according to a video recording of the scene.

Hospitalized in a facility in the suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Jacob Blake has the lower half of his body paralyzed.

The White House spokesman did not say whether Mr Trump was planning to meet with his family when he visited Kenosha.

The case, coming after several other recent cases of white police shooting at black men, has sparked a new wave of emotion and protests across the United States.

c Portland (Oregon, northwest), the epicenter of this movement, a person was killed by shooting on Saturday when clashes between anti-racist protesters and supporters of Donald Trump, according to local police.however, did not say whether the death was directly linked to the protests.

In Kenosha, three nights of rioting followed the shooting at Jacob Blake, with angry protesters clashing with police and setting cars and buildings on fire.

Posted Date: 2020-10-08

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