Community members host "March for Justice" event for Emilio Garza
MILWAUKEE (CBS) -- Milwaukee’s southside is continuing to keep Emilio Garza’s memory alive. Fifty-two-year-old Garza was a popular street vender. He sold corn to make a living. He was robbed and gunned down Friday, August 29.
On Saturday, September 5, community members held a march for justice. People say he didn’t deserve what happened to him. They created posters and walked miles to show support.
“Just like Black Lives Matters are doing over there, we would like to see how the police are responding to this act because we are not going to tolerate nothing like that in the community,” Juan Fuentes said. He marched with the group on Saturday.
Investigators are still working to find Garza’s killers. People say it’s been one week and nothing has changed.
“We want to know an update, we want to know what’s going on. We want to make sure our community can be actively protected,” another community member said.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Garza. You can click on the link if you would like to donate.