VICE/Jacob Blake, the 29-year-old Wisconsin man who was shot in the back by Kenosha police officer Rusten Sheskey, setting off furious protests this week, is being restrained to his hospital bed with handcuffs, his family told CNN.

Blake’s uncle said that when Blake’s father, Jacob Blake Sr., visited his son following his surgery, he was “heartbroken” to discover Blake was handcuffed to the bed. “He is paralyzed and can’t walk and they have him cuffed to the bed,” Justin Blake told CNN. “Why?”

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