Kenosha protesters march for fourth straight night, demanding police accountability

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KENOSHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Protesters hit the streets for a fourth night Wednesday, Aug. 26. They know about the curfew, but one protester said that sometimes you have to disrupt to get change.

Marchers have pretty much taken the same route around Kenosha and always ended back at the park across from the Kenosha County Courthouse.

They say they want more police accountability.

They say they want more Black police officers, a citizens review board, and more Black people holding public office.

One of the protesters was also in Kenosha Tuesday night during the tragic shooting. He says Kenosha PD pushed peaceful protesters into the way of counter-protesters and police should be held accountable for what happened. 

"I watched a man get shot down yesterday," said protester Cairo Thomas. "I watched that. Nobody chastised him. Nobody was trying to burn down a property. They were literally cutting through the parking lot. And that 17-year-old murderer, which he is, he's a murderer, that 17-year-old murderer decided to open fire and shoot this man in the head."

A public safety alert was sent out to inform residents that area gas stations would be closed for the rest of the night. 

CBS 58 crews said the protest ended around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, August 27.

"They expected there to be more violence on Facebook on Twitter all of that. They think tonight’s going to be horrible and things like that, but tonight there hasn’t been violence," Sky Schauer of Illinois said. "Tonight there hasn’t been shootings. Tonight there hasn’t been none of that, so I think that last night really spoke to a lot of people and that’s so much love and positivity tonight because everybody’s out here out of love."


As for now, the 7 p.m. curfew is supposed to go through Sunday.

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