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Biden follows Trump to Kenosha

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/03/20, 06:13 pm

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday visited the family of Jacob Blake, the African American man whose shooting by police set off violent protests in Kenosha, Wis. Blake joined in over the phone from the hospital, said attorney Ben Crump, who was also on the call. Biden then met with business and civic leaders and law enforcement representatives at Grace Lutheran Church. President Donald Trump traveled to Kenosha earlier this week. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, had asked both candidates not to visit.

How are things in Kenosha? On Thursday, city police reported the arrests of more than 250 people during protests and riots since an officer shot Blake on Aug. 23. Of the arrestees, 132 came from outside Kenosha County. The community has suffered about $2 million in property damage. But things have calmed down: The city on Wednesday lifted a curfew that had been in place since Aug. 24.

Dig deeper: Listen to Anna Johansen’s report about her trip to Kenosha on The World and Everything in It.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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