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Milwaukee protests, vandalism continue into early Sunday morning

Posted at 9:55 PM, May 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 13:44:15-04

Follow along with the latest updates as protests over the police custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and damage to some local businesses stretch into the night once again.

Latest updates:

Sunday, May 31

4 a.m. -- Target announced that it was closing two stores in Milwaukee, among several closures of stores nationwide amid protests.

The locations closed in Milwaukee include:

"Our focus will remain on our team members’ safety and helping our community heal," said the company.

  • 12:44 a.m. -- A local pastor is urging everyone to go home. He’s walking up and down the streets chanting“Let’s go home. Let’s save our lives.” - Reporter Adriana Mendez
Local pastor tells crowds 'let's go home'

12:30 a.m. -- Authorities in riot gear arrive at Boost Mobile store at Teutonia and Villard. The front door was smashed when they arrived. Watch reporter Ryan Jenkins' Facebook Live from the store.

Saturday, May 30

11:55 p.m. -- Tear gas used to disperse large crowd near 35th and Fond du Lac - Reporter Adriana Mendez

Tear gas used to disperse large crowd gathered near 35th and Fond du Lac

11:54 p.m. -- Dozens of officers in riot gear surround MPD District 7 building near Fond du Lac and 35th - Reporter Ryan Jenkins

11:24 p.m. -- Looting is underway at a Jet Beauty store on W. Fond du Lac Ave.

Looting underway at Jet Beauty on W. Fond du Lac Ave.

11:16 p.m. -- The Walmart store on E. Capitol Dr. is closed and boarded up, Reporter Stephanie Haines says.

11:08 p.m. -- Bus full of National Guard soldiers pulls up outside Milwaukee County Courthouse - Reporter Ryan Jenkins

11:00 p.m. -- Village of Shorewood issues curfew order

The Village of Shorewood has added to the list of area communities with curfew orders in place. Milwaukee, Glendale, and Wauwatosa also have curfews in effect.

10:47 p.m. -- Window smashed at Cricket Wireless store

"Sirens are blaring and windows are smashed at this Cricket Wireless store at 22nd and Capitol.

Lots of traffic (both pedestrian and vehicular. Milwaukee’s curfew started at 9:00 p.m." - Reporter Ryan Jenkins

10:32 p.m. -- Reporter Adriana Mendez reports a large law enforcement presence near 27th and Auer.

10:22 p.m. -- A group of protesters has gathered near Fond du Lac and 27th, chanting and holding signs

10:04 p.m. -- Wisconsin National Guard seen arriving at Milwaukee Police District 5 at 2920 Vel R. Phillips Ave.

9:50 p.m. -- Public Safety Alerts go out on mobile phones that Milwaukee curfew is now in effect.

9:48 p.m. -- Center St. being closed between 27th and Fond du Lac by police

9:42 p.m. -- Gov. Tony Evers weighs in on protests, saying "We cannot let the work of a few undermine the pain felt by our Black neighbors or distract from the source of this grief and anger—we must remember George Floyd, his life matters, he should still be alive today."

9:37 p.m. -- Police officers seen coming out with tactical gear at 37th and Center

9:37 p.m. -- Milwaukee Police Department reinforces message that they will be enforcing Mayor Barrett's 9 p.m. curfew.

"In order to keep our city safe, we are requesting voluntary compliance from all of our residents and protestors. If found in violation of this curfew, individuals will be arrested and fined $691.00," the department said in a tweet.

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