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Large crowd marches through Milwaukee to protest death of George Floyd

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Posted at 4:15 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 15:50:50-04

MILWAUKEE — Protesters have taken to the streets once again, marching through the streets of Milwaukee Saturday to demonstrate against the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

A gathering that started at Veterans Park in the early afternoon eventually began to march downtown on Wisconsin Avenue.

Our Stephanie Haines eventually saw the large group of protesters heading north on 6th from St. Paul Ave.

From there, protesters made a stop at the police headquarters before continuing on the move.

Protesters eventually made their way north on N. 35th St. before gathering at Sherman Park, Mayor Barrett's home, and Milwaukee Police District 3.

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Protesters gathered outside Police District 3 around 8 p.m. Saturday.

Earlier Saturday, Mayor Tom Barrett issued a curfew for Milwaukee beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday.

This curfew is only for Saturday night, but the situation will be reevaluated Sunday.

Protests turn violent overnight in Milwaukee

The police department is asking that if you choose to protest, you do it peacefully.

In a press release, they said, "The Milwaukee Police Department will continue to protect our residents’ right to assemble and freedom of speech; however, we will arrest those who victimize people and vandalize property."

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