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Jacob Blake from hospital bed: “It hurts to breathe”:

Jacob Blake in video from hospital bed

Jacob Blake – the US state of Wisconsin black male victim who was shot seven times by a white police officer  last month –on the 23rd of August 2020, has said he is in constant pain in a video posted online.

Mr Blake, who, family say, may now be paralysed from the waist down, also struck a hopeful note, saying there was a “lot more life to live”.

The 29-year-old was shot seven times in the back as he was being arrested.The incident re-ignited protests over racism and police brutality in the US.

Some of the protests in Kenosha, the city where Mr Blake was shot, turned violent, with two people killed.

An investigation into Mr Blake’s shooting continues.

Meanwhile, Mr Blake has appeared in court on Friday the 4th of September 2020, pleading not guilty to criminal charges filed before the shooting on Friday.

In a video posted to Twitter by his family’s lawyer, Mr Blake – still in his hospital bed – spoke of the pain he was suffering.

“Every 24 hours it’s pain, nothing but pain. It hurts to breathe, it hurts to sleep, it hurts to move from side to side, it hurts to eat,” he said.

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