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Family says Jacob Blake ‘paralysed from the waist down’ as Wisconsin city braces for third night of protests – SBS News

A black man shot several times by police may be permanently paralysed, his family said, after protesters burned buildings and tore down street lamps in a second night of protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin over the incident.



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Jacob Blake family has spoken out after he was shot several times by police in Wisconin, saying he might not walk again.
Mr Blake was undergoing surgery to try to repair nerve damage, his cousin said.
“He’s paralysed from the waist down… He hasn’t woken up yet but they’re saying it’s a 50/50 chance he’ll walk away,” Herman Poster told the Daily Beast news site.
It was the most recent in a series of allegedly unjustified police shootings and killings of African Americans that have sparked ou…

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