George Floyd Archives

Milwaukee honors victims of police violence with inspiring murals

June 25, 2020

Moved by the protest over the deaths of George Floyd that had taken place over the last several days, Ihsan Atta, who owns the storage building at the corner of North Avenue and North Holton Street, decided he wanted to use the building for something more than just storage. Atta, a lover of art, decided… [Read More]

George Floyd and #BLM protests continue for second week

June 11, 2020

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… [Read More]

Floyd Mayweather pays funeral expenses for George Floyd

June 11, 2020

Former champion boxer Floyd Mayweather will pay the funeral expenses for George Floyd who died in police custody after Derek Chauvin, who was fired from his job as a Minneapolis police officer, pressed his knee on the back of Floyd’s neck until he stopped breathing. On June 3, Keith Ellison, the Minnesota Attorney General, announced… [Read More]

Protests continued into third week to support George Floyd and police brutality

June 11, 2020

What started as a call for justice over the wrongful death of George Floyd, while in police custody, has turned into a nation-wide call to end police brutality, demilitarize police forces across the country, and pulling funds for weapons and military style training to other need areas. Here in Milwaukee the protests have stretched into… [Read More]

The death of George Floyd sparks protests in Milwaukee and across the world

June 4, 2020

Hundreds rallied Friday, May 29, 2020 and through the weekend in Milwaukee to denounce the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other acts of police misconduct across the country before marching to I-43 and shutting down part of the freeway. The protest began with a moment of silence to honor Floyd, who died… [Read More]