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Wisconsin city could enact road closures, curfew, as it braces for possible unrest


The city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, is preparing for protests in response to the expected announcement of a charging decision in the police shooting of Jacob Blake.

On January 3, City of Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian and Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced a series of precautionary efforts to be put into place to protect citizens, homes, businesses, and property to be implemented following the announcement of the charging decision by Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley regarding the August 23, 2020 Kenosha Police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake.

Blake, who is black, was shot in the back seven times by a white police officer and is paralyzed from the waist down.

The charging decision is expected to come in the first two weeks of January.

City officials say that they are prepared to implement curfews and road closures to protect the public.

Last year, truck drivers encountered highway protesters on several occasions. One truck driver is now facing criminal charges after driving through a crowd of protesters on I-35 in Minnesota.

You can follow the Kenosha Police Department on Twitter to keep up with the latest on possible protest activities.


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