The Daily
The Daily
Aug 27, 2020
On the Ground in Kenosha
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This episode contains strong language.

The shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black father from Kenosha, Wis., by a white police officer has reverberated through the city, fueling protests and unrest. There have been marches and demonstrations, as well as instances of destruction: businesses and property set alight, fireworks launched at the police.

On Tuesday night, a group of armed men, who claimed to be there to protect the community, arrived. Three protesters were shot, two of whom died. Kyle Rittenhouse, a white 17-year-old from Illinois, is suspected of being the gunman.

We speak with Julie Bosman, a national correspondent for The Times, about what is happening in her hometown.

Guest: Julie Bosman, a national correspondent for The New York Times.

For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily

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