6 arrested at protest near tree lighting

Posted at 10:20 AM, Nov 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-20 11:20:32-05

MILWAUKEE -- Six demonstrators, including Nate Hamilton, were arrested Thursday evening at a protest that broke out near the scene of Milwaukee's annual Christmas tree lighting.

Milwaukee police said five men and one woman was arrested on charges of state disorderly conduct. 

Video from TODAY'S TMJ4's Julia Fello shows one protester being removed from the protest by Milwaukee police officers. Another woman can be heard asking the police what they did wrong.

The protesters were there to demand justice for Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by Officer Christopher Manney in the spring of 2014. Manney was removed from the police force, but never charged.


The Coalition 4 Justice tweeted Thursday night that Nate Hamilton, Dontre's brother, was arrested. Police Chief Flynn confirmed that five people were arrested in total.

Their cases will be referred to the Milwaukee County District Attorney Friday.