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Rally planned in Milwaukee following death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a local protest is planned for Friday, May 29 in Milwaukee. 

According to Community Task Force MKE, it will be held at 1 p.m. at 27th and Center. 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett encouraged protesters to keep the peace. 

"The horrific murder of George Floyd that America has witnessed is shocking, undefendable and unjustified. American witnessed a murder. It underscores the very serious challenges we face in combatting racism and I ask residents in our community to remain calm. This is not a time for unrest. This is a time for soul searching. This is a time for honest conversation," Barrett said. 

August will mark four years since violence erupted in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood. The unrest was in response to the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith by a now former Milwaukee police officer. 

One of the buildings set on fire has been rebuilt and is known as the Sherman Phoenix. 


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