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Kamala Harris meets with family of Jacob Blake in Wisconsin

Milwaukee: Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris on Monday (Tuesday AEST) met with the family of Jacob Blake, a black man who was left paralysed after being shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August.

Harris, who landed in Milwaukee on Monday for her first trip as Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, met with Blake’s father, two sisters and two members of his legal team. Blake’s mother and other lawyers joined the meeting by phone, according to a campaign official.

Blake reportedly joined the conversation by phone, according to Bloomberg.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris listens during a tour of a training facility in Milwaukee.

Democratic vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris listens during a tour of a training facility in Milwaukee.Credit:AP

Blake was shot seven times by a white police officer in Kenosha, and his family says he is now paralysed in the hospital. Blake’s shooting sparked protests and violence in the city, including the killing of two protesters by Kyle Rittenhouse in late August.

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