Jacob Blake’s mother gives emotional speech as son is paralysed in shooting

The mother of a black Wisconsin man likely left paralysed after being shot in the back by police on Sunday delivered a passionate plea for calm on Tuesday, asking rioters furious at the shooting to end the destruction and “examine your hearts”.

Jacob Blake, 29, was shot seven times in front of his three children as he went to his car and opened its door, in the city of Kenosha.

On Sunday and Monday night angry demonstrations were staged, with buildings and cars set alight and the police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.

Tony Evers, the governor of Wisconsin, sent about 125 National Guard troops to the city on Monday evening, and an 8pm curfew was put in place, but it was widely ignored.

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