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USA: Cars set on fire following Milwaukee police shooting

United States, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
August 14, 2016 at 08:19 GMT +00:00 · Published

Tensions rose between police and protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, after a police officer shot and killed a man following a traffic stop. During an ensuing demonstration, one police officer was taken to hospital after being hit with a brick and three arrests were made.

Around 100 protesters gathered near the location of the shooting and a stand-off with police followed, eventually resulting in clashes, during which protesters set a petrol station and three other businesses alight. Footage released shows a car being destroyed and set on fire.

Earlier on Saturday evening an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old male. Police stated that the man was fleeing from a traffic stop and was armed with a gun. It is currently unclear whether the victim pointed the gun at or fired toward the officers. According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett the officer involved in the shooting was wearing a body camera.

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Tensions rose between police and protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Saturday, after a police officer shot and killed a man following a traffic stop. During an ensuing demonstration, one police officer was taken to hospital after being hit with a brick and three arrests were made.

Around 100 protesters gathered near the location of the shooting and a stand-off with police followed, eventually resulting in clashes, during which protesters set a petrol station and three other businesses alight. Footage released shows a car being destroyed and set on fire.

Earlier on Saturday evening an officer shot and killed a 23-year-old male. Police stated that the man was fleeing from a traffic stop and was armed with a gun. It is currently unclear whether the victim pointed the gun at or fired toward the officers. According to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett the officer involved in the shooting was wearing a body camera.

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