Protesters take to streets of Milwaukee for 2nd night following deadly police shooting in MN
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Twenty-four hours after protesters marched onto a Milwaukee freeway, the same group returned and spent the night in the neighborhoods.
Demonstrators brought handouts, encouraging people who aren’t marching with them to do something else, contact lawmakers, saying if we want justice for all, we have to change the law.
Voices filled Milwaukee streets two days after a police officer in Minnesota mistakenly used her gun, not taser, killing Daunte Wright.
“Every night is different, it’s all about coming out here, hitting the pavement for the people who can’t come out here. Daunte Wright can't march no more, George Floyd, Alvin Cole,” said Brandon Wilborn, protester.
This is the second night where the People’s Revolution invited others to join them, starting at Indigenous People’s Park, then winding through northside neighborhoods, gaining support along the way.
“And I see these people go by. It inspires me. You know I’m a Black American, and I see the murders that’s happening of unarmed Black people and I see myself in these young people,” said Desmond, who walked out of his friend’s house to cheer them on.
On Monday night, the group started with a small car parade, ultimately landing on I-43 where protesters jumped out of their cars. They held up traffic as they walked on the freeway for over a mile. Organizers agree it’s a dangerous stance, but say they go through dangers every single day anyway.
“We’re concerned for our safety every day. The thing is, like we live in a world where we could be violently murdered by absolutely anybody. and depending on who does it, nobody’s held accountable for it,” said protester Bercy Hayes.