Jacob Blake family reject ‘orange man in the White House’ as Trump tours nearby

Family of Black man shot by police hold community event as protesters for and against the president turn out in Kenosha

Jacob Blake’s uncle Justin with the Rev Jesse Jackson at the community gathering in Kenosha on Tuesday afternoon. Photograph: Morry Gash/AP

As Donald Trump toured parts of the Wisconsin city of Kenosha on Tuesday – against the wishes of local government officials – the family of Jacob Blake, the young Black father now paralyzed after being shot by city police, had a message for the visiting US president.Trump and Barr in Kenosha as protests continue over police shooting of Jacob Blake – as it happenedRead more

Justin Blake, Jacob’s uncle, kicked off a community party on the same Kenosha block where his nephew was shot multiple times in the back by a police officer. The shooting triggered yet another harsh examination of US police practices and led to the gun deaths of two protesters, killed by a white militia supporter last week.

“We’re not going to let anyone smudge my nephew’s name,” said Justin Blake, as Trump held court elsewhere with local law enforcement and criticized the protesters who had taken to streets after the shooting.

“We don’t have any words for the orange man in the White House,” Blake added

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