George Floyd and #BLM protests continue for second week

June 11, 2020

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Sunday, June 7, 2020 marked the tenth day of protests in the city of Milwaukee, more than two weeks after Floyd George died in police custody when a Minneapolis police officer kneeled on his neck for almost nine minutes. Over the past two weeks of protest we have seen violent and militaristic response from the police departments around the country. Many have used tear gas, rubber bullets and outright violence against protesters.

The protests’ call for justice has turned into a call to defund and demilitarize the police in virtually every city. Black Lives Matter protests continue in virtually all 50 states. Toward the close of business on June 8, 2020, a group materialized on North Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in front of The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper office.