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Milwaukee protests mark 14 days in push for social, racial justice

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MILWAUKEE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Thursday, June 11, was day 14 of justice protests in Milwaukee County.

Peaceful demonstrators continued into the evening, however the crowd did run into one issue.

It happened about two hours into the march near 60th & Green Tree Rd.

An older woman driving up to the crowd, parked in the street and refused to move her minivan.

As other drivers turned down the side street, march organizers tried to get her to do the same.

It took a few minutes, and tries from a few different people, but eventually she turned around.

Aside from that, the day and night has been relaxed and focused.

Earlier in the day, we asked marchers about why they continue to show up day after day.

"It’s really important for kids, especially, to be brought up with awareness of social justice and social injustice," said Samantha Whitefeather, who brought her youngest children to the march. "I think it’s a lot easier to deconstruct your white fragility, it’s a lot easier to dismantle systemic racism and oppression if you learn from a very young age that those things are wrong.”

“We want the community to know it’s happening to them, it’s happening to us in the Hispanic community too," said Rafael Mercado of Team HAVOC. “But it’s time now. It’s the perfect, ripe time for people to get behind the movement and say, ‘you know what, we’ve been silent to long, we need change for ourselves as well.”

Squad cars from Milwaukee Police (District 4), Brown Deer and Bayside closely followed the crowd – both in front and behind.

Officers on scene told CBS 58 they were just monitoring and protesters seemed to have no issue.

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