President Donald Trump on Wednesday said Wisconsin officials had accepted federal law enforcement support following several days of protests after police shot a Black man in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
“We will NOT stand for looting, arson, violence, and lawlessness on American streets. My team just got off the phone with Governor [Tony] Evers who agreed to accept federal assistance (Portland should do the same!),” Trump said on Twitter.
“TODAY, I will be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha, WI to restore LAW and ORDER!” Trump added.
Kenosha has seen heavy protests since police shot Jacob Blake multiple times at close range on Sunday. The demonstrations turned violent early Wednesday when counter-protesters showed up with guns. Two people were shot dead and one injured, police said.
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