Protests erupt for 3rd night despite Kenosha curfew, National Guard presence increased

NOW: Protests erupt for 3rd night despite Kenosha curfew, National Guard presence increased

Updated: 10:04 p.m. on August 25, 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- For the third night in a row, protesters are facing off with Kenosha police and National Guard troops over the shooting of Jacob Blake.

This comes as Governor Evers has issued a state of emergency in Wisconsin due to the riots.

Armored vehicles fired off teargas to disperse a crowd of protesters gathered outside the Kenosha courthouse Tuesday night. The crowd threw objects, including glass and plastic bottles.

Rubber bullets were fired as the crowd pushed forward toward the gate outside the courthouse, retreated, and and again pushed forward.

Police gave warnings to leave the area but the crowd did not follow the orders. Police then used more tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the park adjacent to the courthouse Tuesday night. 

Tension also arose earlier Tuesday between protesters and a group organized to protect property. The group showed up armed, promising to protect any property in the city of Kenosha that may be harmed.

"I mean I understand protesting, go for it, peaceful protest, that's fine, peacefully protest," said Kenosha resident Kevin Hladilek. "But don't burn down buildings, don't break windows and don't mess up other people's stuff."

"Looting, burning, unfortunately is part of it," said Chicago resident Greg Sherman. "How do you compare brick and mortar to life?"


Posted: 2:03 p.m. on August 25, 2020

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- For a third night, Kenosha County will implement a state of emergency curfew from 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department said during the curfew, the public needs to be off the streets for their safety. 

In accordance with the curfew, Kenosha Area Transit will suspend bus services at 4 p.m. and continue with limited hours through Saturday, Aug. 29. 

Sunday evening, cellphone video captured a 29-year-old man being shot by Kenosha police. The shooting sparked unrest across Kenosha with rioters looting, damaging and burning businesses and buildings. 

Gov. Tony Evers issued a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying the Wisconsin National Guard presence will be increased to ensure safety and protect state buildings. 

A similar curfew was ordered the previous two nights following unrest in Kenosha. 

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