Protesters remember Milwaukee lives lost to gun violence amid violent Memorial Day weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A rash of deadly shootings on Memorial Day comes as a group in Milwaukee is remembering lives lost to gun violence.
While protesters called for peace on the streets of Milwaukee, gunshots killed a man just a few blocks away.
No one knows the pain of losing a loved one to gun violence like a mother losing her child.
“They took her for nothing,” said Yolanda Winston.
Gun violence killed Tierra Winston last October as she sat in a car with her best friend. Seven months later, love and hope brought her family to this Memorial Day barbecue at Rose Park. Memories of better days bring a smile to mom’s face as she looks through photos of Tierra.
“I’m gonna keep going until my baby gets justice.” said Winston.
Dozens of people came out to draw attention to Milwaukee lives taken too soon.
“It’s our way to keep pushing for the families. A lot of families haven’t seen justice when it comes to just people being killed in the streets,” said Brandon Wilborn.
Demonstrators took to the streets by car and by foot, gaining a lot of support along the way. The day was about supporting each other, and for one man, it was about keeping activists healthy with vitamins.
“I believe in, or I subscribe to, Black health matters. Because you have to have a Black healthy life before you have a Black life,” said Kamonzi Edari, supporter.
Some of the marchers mentioned that they heard the deadly gunshots that claimed a life just down the street near Palmer and Chambers earlier in the night.