Milwaukee Protest Coverage

Another demonstration is planned for the City of Milwaukee on Tuesday, June 2. This will mark the fifth day in a row for peaceful daytime protests in the city.

The hosts of the rally will start organizations at Humboldt Park at 11:30 a.m. The rally officially begins 1 p.m. and is expected to stay peaceful.

Here is the live feed from our news partners at Fox 6 of ongoing protests in Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody on Memorial Day:


Demonstrators marched until approximately 3 a.m. Tuesday, June 2 in Milwaukee. The protesters, which remained peaceful, marched through the city -- then up Oakland Avenue into Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. At this time, there have been no reports of any violence or arrests in connection with this march.

The march started around 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 1 near Milwaukee Police District 5. The march went on for miles and hours.

The organizer encouraged the group to use their voices not violence to spark change. The group, which at times included hundreds of people, did just that.

A huge group of law enforcement, FOX6 counted more than two dozen vehicles, stopped the group near Capitol and Port Washington Road just before 3 a.m. and the group went home.

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For the third night in a row protests in Milwaukee turned destructive -- with fires being set and stores looted. This, amid ongoing protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

A large fire was set in the middle of the street near MLK Drive and Wright Street. A large crowd stood by and watched as it burned. At one point, a man walked by with an American flag.

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Saturday called on the Wisconsin National Guard to help support law enforcement in Milwaukee following protests over the deaths of Floyd and Joel Acevedo, who died in April after an altercation with a Milwaukee police officer, that turned violent Friday night.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Monday, June 1 announced the extension of Milwaukee's curfewfor a third night amid ongoing protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

The curfew runs from 9 p.m. Monday, June 1 through 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 2.

Similar curfews were issued for Kenosha County, the City of Kenosha, Shorewood, and Wauwatosa.

Milwaukee police said Monday there were 109 arrests over two nights for curfew violations. At least five were not from Milwaukee. Chief Morales said 24 stores were burglarized and 11 damaged Sunday into Monday -- describing the violence as "absolute chaos."

Milwaukee Fire Chief Mark Rohlfing noted people throwing items at first responders.

Sheriff Earnell Lucas said law enforcement worked the past 72 hours tirelessly to keep Milwaukee County safe, and asked the community to "show some restraint, and show some calm, and show some dignity."

Mayor Barrett noted the city saw three days of peaceful protests, and, "It's important in America people have their voices heard." The mayor said, "I understand the anger we are seeing not only in this community, but communities across this nation," and added that he was appalled by the video of George Floyd's death.

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Milwaukee woke up on Sunday morning, May 31 to the end of a night of curfew. There were a few break-ins in the city, protesters shouting at police, and gunshots into the air. Despite that curfew, people still went out. People broke the curfew and risked arrest -- and a fine of $691.

Neighboring cities also ordered curfews. In Glendale, police blocked the roads around Bayshore -- and it remained calm. Earlier Saturday, peaceful protesters marched for hours from Milwaukee's lakefront and into Wauwatosa. They are condemning the deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis -- and Joel Acevedo in Milwaukee. Prosecutors charged police officers in the deaths of both men.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Sunday, May 31 announced the extension of Milwaukee's curfew for a second night amid ongoing protests over the in-custody death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.

The curfew runs from 9 p.m. Sunday, May 31 through 7 a.m. Monday, June 1.

Evers said in a press release that he authorized 125 Guard members to assist after receiving a request from Milwaukee city and county officials. They are worried about a repeat of the demonstration over Floyd and Joel Acevedo, who died last month after an altercation with a Milwaukee police officer.

Amid the curfew, while Saturday was a calmer night than Friday, there were a few break-ins and other issues amid the ongoing protests.

Chief Morales said more than 20 businesses were looted or vandalized Saturday night/Sunday morning, and there were more than 60 arrests. Chief Morales noted only three were people from outside of Milwaukee.

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People again gathered for protests and demonstrations in Milwaukee on Saturday, May 30 in response to the officer-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced a 9 p.m. curfew for the City of Milwaukee on Saturday, May 30 -- a decision made after overnight unrest that caused damage to buildings across the city, an end that disrupted otherwise peaceful protests throughout the day Friday following the death of George Floyd.

The curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday, May 31.

In a declaration, Barrett stated:

"All persons shall cease vehicular and pedestrian travel on the public way, streets, sidewalks and highways and return to their homes, places of work or other convenient place. Government, social services and credentialed press acting in their official capacity are exempt from this order."

Milwaukee police said they will enforce the curfew and requested voluntary compliance. Police said those found in violation of the curfew will be arrested and fined $691.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said in a news conference Saturday that at least 16 businesses were looted Friday night into Saturday and some were set on fire when events turned violent around 11:30 p.m. on Friday. More than 50 people were arrested.

A Milwaukee police officer was struck by gunfire around 3:30 a.m. Saturday as unrest unfolded near 2nd and Locust. Morales says that the officer is expected to be OK.

Police in riot gear formed a line outside Milwaukee Police District 5 near Locust and Vel Phillips in the city's Harambee neighborhood, surrounded by crowds overnight. During the chaos, police say a 38-year-old officer with four years of experience was shot but will survive. More than 50 people were arrested.

“If you decide to protest, please do so peacefully. 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,” said Chief Morales.

Additionally, the Wisconsin National Guard has been called to Milwaukee Saturday to assist local law enforcement in response to "agitators" that disrupted otherwise peaceful protests, Gov. Tony Evers announced on Saturday.

The assistance comes at the request of Morales, Barrett, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas and Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley.

"The role the National Guard will play is not to be patrolling the streets. What they can do is help protect valuable institutions, cultural institutions, child care centers, churches and fire houses," Barrett said.

Barrett said he also is angry about Floyd's death in Minneapolis.

The governor authorized 125 members of the National Guard to be immediately used by local law enforcement in response to the agitators. Guard members may not be used to impede the ability of people's peaceful protests or interfere with the media’s ability to report on these activities.

Officials are not sure how long the National Guard's support will last.

Gov. Evers and Barrett issued the following statement:

“It is critical that people are able to peacefully express their anger and frustration about systemic racism and injustice, in Milwaukee, the State of Wisconsin, and our Nation. This limited authorization of citizen soldiers from the Wisconsin National Guard will help protect people who are exercising their First Amendment rights and ensure the safety of the public.”

Over in Madison, we have ongoing coverage via our iHeartMedia cluster there and their news partners. You can click here for Madison coverage.

Photo: Fox 6 News

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