Peaceful protesters brave heat, march streets of Milwaukee in the name of George Floyd
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Another peaceful protest in Milwaukee in the name of George Floyd took place Tuesday, June 2.
The rally started at 1 p.m. in Bay View, at Humboldt Park, and demonstrators made their way to Milwaukee Police Headquarters -- more than six miles.
The group spent about 45 minutes in front of MPD Headquarters, where some demonstrators were seen kneeling and shaking hands with officers.
Organizers said the point of the protest was to fight for justice for George Floyd. They also kept in mind with temperatures in the 90s, dozens of packages of water were prepped. Throughout the rally, people from the community and even some business owners passed water out to demonstrators on the route.
Safety was also a concern. With COVID-19 still out there, organizers passed out masks to demonstrators who showed up at the start of the rally without them.