Right-Wing Goons Hype Kenosha Vigilantes. Locals Tell Them to Get Lost. - 2020-08-27
As Kenosha, Wisconsin, continues to reel from the police shooting of Jacob Blake, residents are increasingly turning their anger to so-called outside agitators who some say invaded the city to sow chaos amongst the protests—and even kill demonstrators.
"They [outsiders] tore up our neighborhood, this is our neighborhood, this is where we shop at. These are not Kenosha people," Lonnie Stewart, 60, told The Daily Beast. "They're coming to Kenosha, Wisconsin to destroy our city."
Immediately after a Kenosha police officer shot 29-year-old Blake in the back several times as he tried to get into a van with his kids on Sunday, the Wisconsin city descended into fiery unrest against police brutality. Buildings burned, and cars were razed as activists decried yet another act of police violence against a person of color.