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Kenosha police say most arrested during protests were from out of town

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Most people arrested during protests in Kenosha, Wis., have been from out of town, according to Kenosha police

Kenosha police said they arrested a total of 175 people between Aug. 24, when protests erupted after the police shooting of Jacob Blake, and Sunday as of 12:30 p.m. 

Of the 175 arrests, 102 listed addresses from outside of Kenosha, police said. Arrest numbers include people from 44 different cities, police said. 

Police said many arrests were for curfew violations, while others were charged with carrying concealed weapons, burglary and possession of controlled substances. More than 20 firearms were seized, according to police. 

During a protest Tuesday night, two people were fatally shot and another was injured. Officials later arrested Kyle Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old from Illinois. He faces multiple charges in addition to first-degree intentional homicide. 

President Trump is scheduled to visit Kenosha on Tuesday. 

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian (D) said Sunday he would prefer Trump not visit “at this point in time.” 

“Realistically, from our perspective, our preference would have been for him not to be coming at this point in time,” Antaramian told NPR’s “Weekend Edition.” 

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) also urged Trump to “reconsider” his plans to visit Kenosha in a letter to the White House. He warned Trump’s presence could “hinder” the state’s attempts to heal.

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