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24 Aug 2020

Protests erupt in Wisconsin after police shooting of black man

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Protests broke out overnight in the US state of Wisconsin – after video emerged showing police officers apparently shooting a Black man several times in the back.

Police in Kenosha said they had been responding to a call about a domestic dispute, while the man is now in a serious condition in hospital.

Riot police used tear gas to disperse groups of protestors – as cars were set alight and windows of city buildings were smashed.