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Milwaukee protest organizer says he plans to march for 201 straight days

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Protests continued for a twelfth straight day in Milwaukee, and at least one organizer says they're not stopping any time soon.

Jeremiah Thomas has organized a march every day for 12 days, and will keep going until he reaches 201.

He wants to surpass the 200 straight days of protests in Milwaukee over fair housing back in 1968.

It was a noticeably smaller group Tuesday, but Thomas says even if he has to march alone, he is going to be out there every day. 

"Even if the numbers dwindle, if it just has to be me marching, I will do it, it won't stop me, again my feet are covered in blisters, I'm sore, but -- again, it's not going to stop me," he said.

Meanwhile, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett reiterated his concern that the protests might help spread COVID-19.

So far, there hasn't been a spike in cases, but he worries that might change.

"I remain concerned that what we're seeing right now could lead to another spike," he said. "I hope I'm wrong, that we won't see a spike. My fervent belief is anybody who is feeling any symptoms whatsoever, that they get tested as quickly as possible."

The mayor says the city has also seen a drop in people getting tested, and they are not sure why.

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