Marchers protest DNC, demand action from Democratic leaders on justice

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- It’s a call to America’s leaders.

Protesters passed by the Wisconsin Center Thursday, Aug. 20, marching against the killings of Black people by police.

“No matter who anybody votes for, no matter who wins. We’re always going to be out in the streets. We’re always going to be fighting for justice," said Omar Flores of the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

The Coalition to March on the DNC hosted the rally which demanded accountability from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers.

“They failed to do that in the city and state level and national level," he added.

The rally started at Red Arrow Park.

Families of men slain by officers shared their tragic stories.

Cassandra Tucker’s son Isaiah Tucker was shot in Oshkosh in 2017.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re black, white, green, yellow, it doesn’t matter! These are our children, our brothers, our sisters, some mothers. We can’t replace them," Tucker said.

Danielle Karl’s cousin Jonathon Tubby was killed in Green Bay in 2018.

“If you are going to put guns in the hand of these people (police) we need to expect more," Karl added.

Those who spoke also encouraged the diverse crowd to vote and to remember that the power is with the people.

“And the quagmire that you’re in is this: this is not a broken situation, the system ain’t broke. The system was designed to do exactly what the hell it’s doing," said Frank Chapman of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Before the march, counter-protesters tried to drown out the Coalition demonstrations.

Those protesters said they were Trump supporters who were sharing Jesus’ word, and were against the Coalition's message.

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