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Trump to visit Wisconsin city on Tuesday where police shot black man in the back

U.S. President Donald Trump descends from Air Force One, after visiting areas damaged by Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana and Orange, Texas, at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., August 29, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday will visit Kenosha, Wisconsin, the city that has seen unrest since a white police officer shot a Black man in the back, a White House official told reporters on Saturday.

Trump will meet law enforcement officials and assess damage in the city where the officer shot Jacob Blake, who is paralyzed from the waist down and remains in hospital, the official said. A 17-year-old boy is being held by authorities in Kenosha on suspicion of shooting three people who were protesting the shooting of Blake. Two of those people died.

Reporting by Nandita Bose and Timothy Gardner; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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