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Videos: Rioters set fires, steal cop car, throw fireworks and more in Kenosha, WI

A man sits on a bike while watching a used car lot burn on August 24, 2020 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images/TNS)
August 25, 2020

Rioting continued in Kenosha, Wisconsin Monday night following a police shooting incident on Sunday.

The civil unrest comes after Kenosha Police Department officers shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, during an incident Sunday. After a video of the shooting incident went viral on social media, rioters took to the streets in Kenosha County and began smashing windows and setting fires to local businesses.

In the first night of rioting, on Sunday, rioters set fire to a car dealership.

On Monday, Daily Caller reporter Jorge Ventura tweeted a video showing the extent of the fire damage at the car dealership.

“Here is another look at ‘Car Source’ dealership in #Kenosha,” Ventura tweeted.

After the rioting Sunday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers called on the Wisconsin National Guard to assist local authorities on Monday. KPD also declared a curfew, beginning at 8 p.m. Monday night.

Despite the guard deployment, rioting continued for a second night on Monday.

In one incident a police car was said to have been stolen by rioters. A Twitter user shared a video of the incident, “They stole a cop car in Kenosha.”

“DEVELOPING: Tensions rising in Kenosha, Wisconsin tonight as demonstrators & rioters face off with National Guard & police. The imposed curfew is being ignored,” Breaking911 tweeted.

Breaking911 tweeted another video in which shots can be heard near another car dealership. “Democrat Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers earlier today, at the request of local officials, authorized the National Guard to support local law enforcement in Kenosha County during riots. Here’s the current scene:”

“Protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake entered a 2nd night in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Police fired tear gas and the National Guard was called in to disperse protesters who shot fireworks outside the courthouse,” Bloomberg tweeted, with video of people throwing what appeared to be water bottles and fireworks at police.

“#Kenosha update: Tensions continue to rise, National Guard deploying control munitions to disperse crowd, crowd continues to come back to the courthouse and just set the vehicle behind me on fire. #Wisconsin,” Ventura tweeted. He said about 125 guard troops had formed a line with police outside the Kenosha County Courthouse.

Daily Caller reporter Shelby Talcott tweeted footage of a furniture store set on fire in Kenosha. “A closer look at just one of the buildings (the local furniture store) currently up in flames in Kenosha tonight.”

The Daily Caller also tweeted a video of armed citizens standing outside local businesses Monday night. “A group of guys in #Kenosha armed with guns are protecting a local business from rioters: ‘We’re out here trying to protect residents, we’re trying to protect the innocent people and we’re trying to protect the businesses of the citizens out here…’”