KENOSHA, Wis. (Reuters) – About 1,000 people joined a mile-long march in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday afternoon, chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “No Justice, No Peace” as National Guard units stood by to prevent a resurgence of violence that rocked the lakeside city earlier in the week.
Jacob Blake Sr., the father of the 29-year-old Black man whose shooting by a white police officer on Sunday sparked the unrest, called on protesters to refrain from the looting and vandalism that he said detracted from the push for progress.
“Good people of this city understand. If we tear it up we have nothing,” he told a gathering at a park that was the hub of protests in support of his son, Jacob Blake Jr. “Stop it. Show ‘em for one night we don’t have to tear up nothing.”
The shooting of Blake, in front of three of his children, turned the mostly white city of 100,000 people south of Milwaukee into the latest flashpoint in a summer of U.S.-wide demonstrations against police brutality and racism.
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