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50 people arrested overnight in connection to protests in Milwaukee, police say

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Posted at 12:04 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-30 15:28:43-04

MILWAUKEE -- Approximately 50 people were arrested Friday night in connection to the violent protests in Milwaukee, police said Saturday.

According to Milwaukee police, the protests began as peaceful and turned violent around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Milwaukee police said that people used the protesting opportunity to damage property, destroy businesses and more.

Milwaukee Police Department said officers arrested 50 people. The department is also working to identify additional suspects.

One police officer was shot, however, he sustained non life-threatening injuries.

The police department is asking that if you choose to protest, you do it peacefully.

In a press release, they said, "The Milwaukee Police Department will continue to protect our residents’ right to assemble and freedom of speech; however, we will arrest those who victimize people and vandalize property."

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