MILWAUKEE — Hundreds of people showed up outside of the Pabst theater Tuesday, some to protest their causes, and others to catch a glimpse of President Biden as he arrived for a CNN Town Hall event.
The largest group was trying to grab the president’s attention on the political situation in Myanmar. The protesters are opposed to a military coup going on in that country. Some of them came from Chicago.
“They drove all the way here so they can protest against the military coup in Myanmar, because they all know president Biden is here,” said Chin Chin, a protest leader.
Others, like Matt Ragalie, were there to catch a glimpse of the president as he arrived downtown.
“The DNC was supposed to be here this summer, it kind of was. It’s nice that he’s coming here to Wisconsin,” said Regalie.
Several streets in downtown Milwaukee had been blocked in advance of the president’s visit. Barriers are to be taken down by midnight Wednesday morning, after President Biden’s departure from Milwaukee.