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Kenosha officials end curfew

Protesters observe a moment of silence while marching Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., near the scene of a fatal shooting a night earlier. A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death Tuesday during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Photo: AP Photo/David Goldman. Protesters observe a moment of silence while marching Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2020, in Kenosha, Wis., near the scene of a fatal shooting a night earlier. A white, 17-year-old police admirer was arrested Wednesday after two people were shot to death Tuesday during a third straight night of protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.

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Updated: September 02, 2020 01:46 PM
Created: September 02, 2020 01:38 PM

Authorities in Kenosha County, Wisconsin have ended.a nightly state of emergency curfew.

The decision was announced Wednesday.

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"After consulting with local law enforcement agencies, I have decided the curfew is no longer needed," said Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian. "The last several nights have been relatively peaceful in the community, and in the judgment of law enforcement, it is appropriate to remove the curfew. However, criminal activity will not be tolerated and arrests will be made if needed. I am hopeful there will be no need to reinstate the curfew in the near future."

The curfew was implemented last week after protests and violence got out of hand following Jacob Blake's shooting by police. The Wisconsin National Guard was called upon and has helped quash the violence.


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