Most people arrested in Kenosha riots come from outside city, police say

by Jordyn Pair · Aug 31st, 2020 3:37 pm

Last Updated Sep 1st, 2020 at 12:50 pm

Most of the people that have been arrested for rioting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, have come from outside the city, police said on Sunday evening.

A total of 175 people were arrested during riots over the shooting of Jacob Blake, whom police were attempting to arrest for alleged domestic abuse and third-degree sexual assault. Police said 102 of the 175 arrests were people from outside Kenosha and included people from 44 different cities.

Police did not identify the cities.

"A huge part of me thinks that a lot of our issues start when different people with different agendas come here to Kenosha," Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth said at a press conference on Thursday.

Rioting in the city has died down since the arrival of more than 1,000 National Guard troops. Mayor John Antraramian said on Saturday that he would be requesting $30 million in state aid.

"We are currently calculating damage estimates to businesses," Kenosha police said on Sunday. "Kenosha Police will continue to share information when it becomes available."


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