The U.S. Government: Controlling protests with Federal Forces

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Police deployed in Kenosha to control protests

2020 has been a year of demonstrations and political turmoil in the US.

The answer from the White House to the protests has been a “law and order” campaign that included the deployment of federal forces.

Mike Kirsh went to Kenosha, Wisconsin during an explosive week of riots that erupted a week after  an incident where African American resident, Jacob Blake, was seen in a video shot multiple times in the back by a police attempting to arrest him.

The video went viral and led to a week of deadly protests there, and a deepest divide into the community.  The White House’s response was to bring “law and order” to Kenosha and other towns across the country where violent protests have broken out.

Mike Kirsch with the report.