lwaukee burning for a second night. As protests erupted late Sunday, after police shot an armed black man a day earlier. Wisconsin's governor declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard. About 20 police in riot gear confronted a group of more than 100 protestors in a tense standoff.
That continued into early Monday morning. Several arrests were reported. One person was injured and a police officer hospitalized. The protest was sparked by the death of 24-year-old Sylville Smith by an officer while fleeing a traffic stop.>> We angry. The police that's supposed to serve and protect us.
Supposed to be here for us, but none of them could'nt give us an apology.>> Milwaukee's mayor saying, he viewed video from the officer's body camera>> Confirming the suspect was armed when the incident took place.>> I have however, seen a still photo extracted from that. And that still photo demonstrates without question, that he had a gun in his hand and I want our community to know that.
That he had a gun in his hand. Now the police officer didn't know it at the time, but there were 23 rounds in that gun. Which means that he had more bullets in his gun than the police officer had in his gun.>> Police adding that Smith had a long list of crimes on his rap sheet.
The protests come as communities across the US are condemning what many see as excessive use of force. By police officers against African-Americans.