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Friday protests remain peaceful heading into weekend

Posted at 11:17 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-29 00:17:24-04

KENOSHA — The Kenosha curfew was in effect once again Friday and some protesters continued to take to the streets, albeit, not as long as they had over the past several days.

TMJ4 News spoke with one protester who came in from Portland.

Alleah, who didn't want to share her last name, told her story, shared her fears and her reasons for coming out to Wisconsin to show her support.

Around 7:04 p.m. on Friday, the Wisconsin national guard rolled into Downtown Kenosha. At the same time, a march and a vigil for police shooting victims wraps up near civic center park.

“The movement and the momentum need to keep up. That’s why I wanted to come and show my support," said Alleah, a protester who flew to Wisconsin after joining protesters in Portland.

As curfew approached, she told our crew she was afraid to walk to her car after witnessing events that she's witnessed across the country.

“Here, it feels like they have more control and I felt unsafe to walk alone. Especially with no other protesters to have my back.”

Despite her concerns, she feels it's vitally important to keep joining this cause.

"I want this to stop," she said. "Like, we should be able to protest and not feel any threats.”

TMJ4 will monitor protests throughout the weekend and any developments from Kenosha following the Jacob Black fallout.

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