Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression
Press Release

Milwaukee Alliance to Lead a Rally and March to Demand Community Control of the Police


Milwaukee, WI – On Saturday, June 13, the Milwaukee Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression (MAARPR) will join with dozens of cities across the country in answering the call to action put forward by the National Alliance.

The call is for member chapters to advance the demand of direct democratic community control of the police, to continue the call for freedom for those caged in detention centers, jails, and prisons while the pandemic continues to spread, and finally to continue the calll for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and all other victims of police crimes from brutalization, illegal searches, torture, forced confessions, and murder.

The Milwaukee action on June 13 will begin at 12 PM in the parking lot space just off of the corner of South Layton Boulevard and West Pierce Street, near the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory. From there, the Milwaukee Alliance–together with Youth Rising Up (YRU), a youth organization based out of North Division High School–will lead a march down Pierce to the 16th Street bridge, a site of one of the more iconic moments in the struggle for civil rights in Milwaukee in the late 1960s. The march will travel across the bridge en route to city hall by way of Clybourn/Michigan Street and Water Street.

Once the procession has arrived, members of YRU will chalk the area in front of the entrance to city hall with messages of justice for victims of police crimes. Meanwhile, a handful of speakers will deliver comments on their own experiences. The thread that will tie all the comments together is the demand for justice for the victims of killer cops and for community control of the police.

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