Thousands march with Jacob Blake family in Kenosha and Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, Rep. Gwen Moore call for change

September 17, 2020

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

On Saturday, August 29, 2020, the family of Jacob Blake, Jr., who was shot in the back in Kenosha, WI on August 23, 2020, was joined by hundreds of peaceful protesters, including Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Congresswoman Gwen Moore to protest the shooting of Blake. Despite violence that had erupted during the week-long protest, Saturday’s march was one of solidarity and unity with protesters coming from all different walks of life.

During the rally, Wisconsin Democratic Congresswoman Gwen Moore of Milwaukee spoke, saying she is “mad as hell,” adding that federal legislation needs to be passed to hold police departments accountable and we needed to vote in legislators who will fight for change. Lt. Gov. Barnes said, “Nov. 3rd will be a mile marker, not a finish line.” Jacob Blake, Jr.’s father, Jacob Blake, Sr., encouraged those attending to continue the fight but to do so peacefully.

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

Photos by Yvonne Kemp

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