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Minor incidents reported in Wauwatosa following Saturday protests

Wauwatosa Police
Posted at 6:36 PM, May 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-31 19:36:42-04

WAUWATOSA — The City of Wauwatosa only reported a few minor incidents after protesters took the streets Saturday night.

According to Mayor Dennis McBride, a few storefronts were damaged and some reckless driving took place. Police officers deployed stop sticks which lead to the disbursement of a 40 car reckless driving situation.

Two cars were towed as a part of the reckless driving incident, and police issued several citations. Most vehicles left the scene in an orderly manner, police said.

Some of the businesses damaged were a Sendik's and a nail salon.

Mayor McBride said in a statement that police believe the curfew he put in place likely had an effect on the number of people who turned out to protest Saturday night.

In the statement, McBride said, "We need to have meaningful dialogue to spark change in our communities and the City of Wauwatosa will always protect the rights of citizens to free speech and to protest peacefully. Our temporary curfew, which will be in place again tonight, is meant to increase safety for demonstrators, law enforcement, and all of Wauwatosa. I urge everyone to stay home during the curfew and to stay safe.”

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