Kenosha protests peaceful after night of chaos and shootings

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KENOSHA, Wis. — Protests in Kenosha over the police shooting of Jacob Blake were mostly peaceful following the arrest of a 17-year-old boy accused of killing two people and wounding a third during a chaotic night of demonstrations and unrest.

As of early Thursday, there were no groups patrolling the southeastern Wisconsin city with long guns, as there were during previous nights of protests over the Sunday police shooting of Blake, a Black man who was left paralyzed.

Protesters on Wednesday night also stayed away from a courthouse that had been the site of standoffs with law enforcement. Kyle Rittenhouse, of Antioch, Illinois, was taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide in Tuesday night’s shootings.

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