Peaceful protesters march streets of Waukesha in support of George Floyd
WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Hundreds of protesters marched in Waukesha in support of George Floyd on Monday, June 1. The protest started in Waukesha's Frame Park and made its way to the Waukesha County Courthouse.
"We need this. We need more stuff like this to keep us strong," said Juan Williams, protester.
For more than six miles, protester marched the streets of Waukesha, calling for justice for George Floyd.
"I am a small business owner in Waukesha, I live in Milwaukee. Both are my communities," said Abigail Weimer, protester.
Police stopped traffic and the group of demonstrators moved through the city, stopping to kneel at intersections.
"We're out here, the police out here escorting us. No violence going on," Williams said.
"We do not condone police brutality. It's unacceptable. We're in this together. This is not them and us. It's all of us," said Waukesha Police Chief Daniel Thompson.
One protester praised the peaceful group and said violence erupting at other demonstrations around the country is disheartening.
"That's not the way. That's not what George Floyd would want from us. That's not what our community would want from us," the protester said.
The group plans to meet again at 11 a.m. to march on Tuesday, June 2.