Tony Evers, governor of the state of Wisconsin in the northeastern United States, declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after several companies in Kenosha County were looted in the riots after a black man received seven shots from behind at fewer than one police officer.
On the second day of protest in a row, Evers deployed around 250 National Guard agents, although he condemned what had happened and asked that “the cycle of racism and systematic injustice not continue in the country”.
He claimed that “it is not possible to continue on the path of harm and destruction”. The African American identified as Jacob Blake would have suffered waist-down paralysis from the injuries, although it is currently unknown whether the condition is irreversible, as his father told CNN.
Attorney Ben Crump, who represents Blake, told ABC News that he is still in intensive care and will require further surgery.