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US: Trump Visits Kenosha

US President Donald Trump tours an area affected by civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump visited Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging US debate over racism, despite pleas to stay away and claims he is dangerously fanning tensions as a reelection ploy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Mr Trump has called the protesters ‘violent mobs’

Donald Trump has accused protesters of carrying out acts of “domestic terror” after a white police officer was filmed shooting a black man in the back in Wisconsin.

The US president made the remarks on a visit to the city of Kenosha, where Jacob Blake, 29, was left paralysed from the waist down following the shooting on 23 August.

Protesters have marched in Kenosha every night since the shooting, with some demonstrations resulting in buildings and vehicles being damaged and set on fire.

US President Donald Trump tours an area affected by civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump visited Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging US debate over racism, despite pleas to stay away and claims he is dangerously fanning tensions as a reelection ploy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump went to visit the areas damaged by violence in Kenosha
US President Donald Trump tours an area affected by civil unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin on September 1, 2020. - Trump visited Kenosha, the Wisconsin city at the center of a raging US debate over racism, despite pleas to stay away and claims he is dangerously fanning tensions as a reelection ploy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Buildings have been damaged in the Kenosha protests, whch were sparked by the shooting of Jacob Blake

When he arrived in Kenosha, he toured some of the areas damaged by the unrest in the Wisconsin city, before sitting down with leaders to discuss the violence.

Mr Trump said during a roundtable discussion on Tuesday: “Violent mobs demolished or damaged at least 25 businesses, burned down public buildings and threw bricks at police officers – which your police officers won’t stand for, and they didn’t stand for it.

— Sky news