Unrest continued in Milwaukee, Wisconsin again on Sunday night and into early Monday morning. On Monday evening, Milwaukee hoped for calm as a 10 p.m. weekday curfew went into effect for teenagers.
Local television station WTMJ broadcast video from the scene live for hours, ending coverage around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning. Watch a replay of the live coverage from day two of the unrest above.
The latest unrest – including debris being thrown at officers, shots fired, and reports of a person shot – came the day after riots erupted and multiple businesses were burned in Wisconsin’s largest city.
Watch WTMJ’s coverage from the first day of the riots here:
By 12:30 a.m. central time on early Monday morning, local television stations said the scene was starting to calm down after arrests were made, although it remained a volatile scene and the city was on edge. However, near 1 a.m., WTMJ anchors said a car had been set on fire, and there were more reports of gunfire.
By 1:15 a.m., officers were moving toward a crowd, and a person threw a water bottle at an officer, WTMJ said. Officers in riot gear were arriving. Officers were using a megaphone and ordering people to disburse, the live video showed. The anchors said it appeared, though, that the unrest was less than the night before and dissipating.
The unrest was sparked by the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith.
In addition to livestream reporting from Milwaukee television station WTMJ, WISN-TV was also reporting live. Watch here.
News vehicles were also pelted with rocks or other debris:
Video from earlier in the night captured people running through the streets:
National news media broadcast video:
Others were also posting videos from throughout the tense city on Facebook Live and Twitter.
And here. Warning, some of the language is graphic:
ABC reported that an officer was injured on night two of the unrest by a rock thrown through the windshield of a squad car.
WTMJ said the officer was taken to the hospital for an injury, although the extent of that officer’s injury was not known.
ABC said someone was also shot: “Police said one person was shot at a Milwaukee protest on Sunday and officers used an armored vehicle to retrieve the injured victim and rush the person to a hospital.” Fox 6 Milwaukee said an 18-year-old man was shot and seriously injured.
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