The white militia people have stayed away….
The night’s demonstrations began hours after authorities named Rusten Sheskey as the officer who shot Blake, and announced an arrest on a homicide charge for 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, who attended the protest with a group of armed men who claimed to be protecting a gas station. Sheskey, who is on administrative leave, has not been charged.
On Wednesday night, a group of about 60 to 100 people gathered in a park that’s surrounded by the courthouse and other government buildings. The group chanted, and some people spray-painted art promoting peace and healing on the sidewalk.
Although an eight-foot-high fence guarded the courthouse, the riot police who repeatedly fired tear gas at protesters Tuesday were nowhere to be found. After 10 p.m., a group of about 100 people began marching out of the square and into the street.
Earlier in the day, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) had announced that he was increasing the number of National Guard troops in Kenosha to 500. President Trump also posted on Twitter that he would “be sending federal law enforcement and the National Guard to Kenosha,” though it was unclear what he meant by federal officials.
There was no visible National Guard presence in the city Wednesday night, but some activists said protesters were arrested by officers in unmarked cars — a tactic used by federal agents in Portland, Ore., and elsewhere….