This Weekend’s George Floyd Protests
List of protests against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality.
Milwaukee has experienced eight straight days of protest against the killing of George Floyd and police brutality. And this weekend shows no sign of letting up. There are now eight protests lined up for Saturday and Sunday, that Urban Milwaukee knows of, and more are likely to be announced.
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11 a.m.: Brown People for Black Power MKE: Organized by El Pueblo MKE, this march begins at the Southwest Parking Lot of the Mitchell Park Domes and will march until 1 p.m.
1 p.m.: Come Together, Stand Together: Meeting at the intersection of E. North Ave. and N. Lake Dr., this protest will run from noon until 6 p.m. It’s organized by Darius Smith, Madeline Redell, M Cree Myles, Natalia Moryns and Charles Tre’Malle McCoy.
2 p.m.: Justice for Joel Acevedo: Organized by TEAM HAVOC (Together Everyone Achieves More Helping Another Volunteer or Cause), the event starts at the Mitchell Park Domes. Acevedo was killed by an off-duty Milwaukee police officer in April. The group is led by Rafael Mercado.
4 p.m.: March for Thee Three: Organized by the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression, the march will begin at the intersection of N. 76th St. and W. Burleigh St. and will protest the killings of Alvin Cole, Antonio Gonzales and Jay Anderson, Jr. All three were killed by the same Wauwatosa police officer, according to the Cole family, between 2015 and now.
1 p.m.: Milwaukee Bucks march at Fiserv Forum
2 p.m.: Accessible March for #BLM: Organized by Harvey Ross, Otis Young, and Esther Ander, this will be an accessible march starting at Veteran’s Park (Milwaukee lakefront, 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive).
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