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Gunshots, fires in violent Milwaukee protests

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>> Authorities trying to restore order in Milwaukee Sunday, after a violent night of protests, that included gunshots,
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rown bricks, and a gas station being set on fire. The demonstrations, coming after a patrol officer, shot and killed an armed suspect, who was fleeing a traffic stop.>> This stop took place because two officers who were there to make sure that there's order in this neighborhood.
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And they felt there was suspicious activity going on. As it turned out two individuals, the gun was a stolen gun. The officer didn't know it at that time but there were 23 rounds in that gun. 23 rounds in the gun that that officer was staring at. And I wanna make sure that we don't lose any police officers in this community either.
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>> Milwaukee police did not say whether the suspect, who had a lengthy arrest record, fired any shots during the incident. A second suspect who also fled the vehicle was taken into custody. Hours later, more than 100 protestors descended on the neighborhood where the shooting took place, as police in riot gear tried to disperse the crowds.
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The windows of at least two squad cars were smashed, and an officer sitting inside one was hit in the head with a brick. Another police car was torched, and fires broke out at at least five businesses.>> No justice.>> No peace.>> The unrest comes amid widespread anger over police killings of black men across the country.
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The outrage giving rise to the Black Lives Matter movement and spurring a national debate on race and policing. The officer involved in the Milwaukee shooting, a six year veteran of the force, was put on desk duty while the case was investigated.