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Hundreds of protesters peacefully defy Milwaukee curfew

Posted at 10:55 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 01:35:02-04

MILWAUKEE — UPDATE 12:33 A.M. Three and a half hours past the curfew, protesters make it to Whitefish Bay without any major incidents.

UPDATE 11:43 P.M. -- Protesters continue to peacefully demonstrate throughout Milwaukee. Demonstrators walk and drive into Shorewood which also is under a curfew.

Hundreds of protesters defied a 9 p.m. Milwaukee curfew Monday night.

It was the third night in a row that there has been a city-wide curfew; however, that didn't stop hundreds from marching and driving in their cars throughout Milwaukee.

At one point, cars could be seen driving on the sidewalk near North Avenue and Farwell Streets on the East Side.

Cars honked their horns and marchers shouted "walk with us" and "black lives matter" as they demonstrated throughout the city.

Protests began in the afternoon and continued through the night.

Law enforcement made it clear that they would arrest those breaking curfew. However, it's not clear how they chose to arrest some and not others.

More than 100 people were arrested the previous two nights a curfew was in place along with 37 cars being towed.

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