Vigil for well-known immigration attorney Jason Cleereman postponed due to COVID concerns

Updated: 1:54 p.m. on Oct. 2, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A vigil to honor Jason Cleereman, a well-known immigration lawyer who was fatally shot in Milwaukee, has been postponed. 

Family and friends were set to gather Friday, Oct. 2 at Walker Square Park. Due to continued increase of COVID-19 cases in the area, organizers decided to postpone the event for a later date. 

Milwaukee Alderman José Pérez asked the community to continue supporting Cleereman's family, and encourages those wanting to act in to consider the following ways: Contacting the Southside Organizing Center at [email protected]; join your local resident association or start one; volunteer at the Walker Square Farmers’ Market; help with the memorial at Walker Square Park; support or volunteer for immigration reform; become a beekeeper to combat the bee crisis; or sign up to become a master gardener.


Published: 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 2, 2020 

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Family and friends Friday evening, Oct. 2, will honor a well-known immigration attorney who was killed in a shooting last month in Milwaukee. 

Jason Cleereman died in a shooting during a fight with a bicyclist near Brady and North Holton on Sept. 22. 

No one has been arrested. 

The vigil is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, at Walker Square Park, 1031 South 9th Street. 

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