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Demonstrators rally at Battery Park overnight to protest Jacob Blake shooting

Published: Aug. 26, 2020 at 12:56 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 26, 2020 at 9:30 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Protesters rallied in Burlington overnight Tuesday against the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

It comes as Wisconsin authorities Wednesday said two people were killed and another was wounded during a third night of unrest in Kenosha following last weekend’s police shooting of Blake, an unarmed Black man.

The Burlington rally started around 6 p.m. Tuesday on Pearl Street and protesters then walked down to the police station, where they stood in the middle of the road, blocking traffic.

“I mean it was absolutely unjustified and just a reflection of how far our nation has to come,” said Nataleigh Noble, who attended the rally.

“It’s still happening, right in the heat of the moment, and I think that it definitely needs to change,” Sofia Nuovo said.

“People call Black people a lie, you experience a struggle, you will know their story, you will get to hear from them,” Andy Siki said. “Just having this talk, we’re doing right now is important. You can get your story out there. You can hear me and I can hear what you have to say. That’s it.”

WCAX was there as protesters woke up in Battery Park Wednesday morning.

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