Calm protests follow violent acts in Kenosha

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KENOSHA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Following three nights of violent unrest, the fourth night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin were largely peaceful. This as many continue to push for change and racial justice in the wake of the most recent police shooting.  Fox News Chief Correspondent Jonathan Hunt has more from Kenosha.

The streets of Kenosha were much calmer on the fourth night of protests that have followed the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Despite this, the U.S Department of Justice deploying more than 200 law enforcement agents to aid local authorities, on the heels of the agency announcing a civil rights investigation into the Blake shooting.

Wednesday’s peaceful protest coming hours after Illinois police arrested 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse on suspicion of killing two protesters on Tuesday night. As officials identified Rusten Sheskey as the officer who shot the 29-year-old father seven times in the back.

David Beth, Kenosha Wisconsin Sheriff said, “They did exactly what they wanted to do as far as the protest, to make people know their concerns, but they did it without violence.”

Meanwhile, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden says he’s considering heading to Wisconsin to try to help unite the community.

Former VP Joe Biden said, “If I went, what I’d be doing is trying to pull together the black community as well as the white community and sit down and talk. Talk about how we get through this.”

The protests going beyond the borders of Kenosha with much of the sports world coming to a halt after the Milwaukee Bucks decided not to play Wednesday’s NBA playoff game in the wake of the shootings of Jacob Blake. The players demanding justice and accountability.

George Hill, Milwaukee Bucks player said, “We are expected to play at a high level, give maximum effort, and hold each other accountable. We are demanding the same from lawmakers and law enforcement.”

The NBA says it will resume the season. It hopes to play games Friday or Saturday.

In Kenosha Wisconsin, Jonathan Hunt, Fox News.

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