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Newsy 8 Oct 2020

Jacob Blake Discharged From Hospital

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The 29-year-old Black man was left paralyzed and had been recovering since Aug. 23 when Kenosha Police Officer Rusten Sheskey shot him seven times.


Protests against racism and police brutality have ended in violence and arrests in three major US cities.
Portland, where there have been 100 days of demonstrations, saw more fighting between protesters and police, while large crowds gathered in Louisville and Rochester too.
This as Jacob Blake, shot and potentially paralysed by police in Wisconsin, released a video message from his hospital bed.

Al Jazeera's Rob Reynolds reports.
Jacob Blake, a Black man who was shot in the back by police in Kenosha, Wis., leaving him paralyzed from the waist down, delivered a message to supporters from his hospital bed.
Jacob Blake, the Black man who was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has a message to share from his hospital bed: "Please, I'm telling you, change your lives out there."
Jacob Blake's family expressed outrage after learning he was shackled to his hospital bed, despite being paralyzed from the waist down. Meanwhile, state authorities identified two more officers at the scene of the shooting.

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