January 6th – At the request of local officials in Kenosha, the Governor of Connecticut, urgently mobilized 500 National Guard members to deal with the conflict arising from the shooting of Black, an African-American man, by the police.
According to the U.S. THE Hill newspaper on the 5th, Evers said in a statement, “We will give local officials corresponding support to prepare for potential riots
Ensure the safe conduct of the rally, and prevent damage to infrastructure.” Evers said that in addition to deploying the National Guard, measures such as curfews, road closures and restrictions on assembly places will be considered.
Michael Graveley, the U.S. District Attorney for Kenosha, Wisconsin, announced on the 5th that white police officer Rusten Sheskey would not face charges for shooting black man Blake.
After the announcement of the decision, dozens of people took to the streets of Kenosha to protest, shouting “There is no peace without justice”.
The protesters finally arrived outside the Kinosa courthouse and confronted armed National Guard members.
The local police have not reported any arrests or violence.
In August 2020, Black, an African-American man, was shot from behind by police on multiple occasions, leaving him paralyzed below the waist.
The incident triggered a large-scale protest on the ground.