Milwaukee burns as protesters go on rampage


Milwaukee burns as protesters go on rampage
A car burns as a crowd of more than 100 people gathers following the fatal shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that officers got in their cars to leave at one point, and some in the crowd started smashing a squad car's window, and another vehicle, pictured, was set on fire. The gathering occurred in the neighborhood where a Milwaukee officer shot and killed a man police say was armed hours earlier during a foot chase. (Calvin Mattheis/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)

One police officer was injured during clashes in Milwaukee, US state of Wisconsin erupted after a policeman shot and killed an armed suspect during a foot chase, local police reported.

“MPD officer undergoing treatment at local hospital after brick thrown through squad window, striking officer in the head,” Milwaukee police wrote on their Twitter page late on Saturday.

Tom Barrett, the city’s mayor called on local resident to do everything to restore order.

Earlier on Saturday, about 100 protesters clashed with police near the scene where, earlier in the day, a 23-year-old man with a stolen semiautomatic handgun was shot dead by police.

One police vehicle was set on fire, while the widows of another one were smashed by the angry crowd. The protesters also set on fire a gas station and an auto parts store.

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