MILWAUKEE — Saturday, hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Milwaukee, rallying for justice for Jacob Blake.
“You can’t hide. If you look like us in this country, there’s no are of color in this country.” said Jacob Blake’s uncle, Justin Blake.
Those passionate words by Jacob Blake’s uncle, Justin, come as his nephew remains paralyzed after being shot seven times during an encounter with Kenosha police.
Jacob is alive but is still in a lot of pain.
“We’re asking that one day he not need all that medicine for the pain that he’s in to fully express himself,” Justin Blake said.
Protesters from Kenosha and Milwaukee marched in solidarity from Milwaukee's North Side to Red Arrow Park, even as rain fell on Saturday.
"You got to show people that you're going to continue doing these marches, but continue to put pen to paper,” said Gregory Bennett Jr. of Peace in the Streets in Kenosha.
Justin Blake said he plans on working in the streets and in meetings to create positive change for people in the future.
“It will not be open season on people that look like us. It’s 2020. We’re over it and we want justice now," Justin Blake said.