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Evers declares state of emergency amid protests in Kenosha following shooting of Black man

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers. Photo: ABC. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers.

Charlie Wiese
Updated: August 25, 2020 02:55 PM
Created: August 25, 2020 02:49 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order 86 Tuesday, which declares a state of emergency for Wisconsin following protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha by police.

The state of emergency directs state agencies to continue assisting state response and calls certain additional active-duty Wisconsin National Guard to support first responders and protect critical infrastructure and cultural institutions.

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The state of emergency comes following a statement made by Evers about the protests earlier in the day.


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