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Peaceful protesters in Kenosha march with Jacob Blake’s family demanding an end to police brutality

The family of Jacob Blake marched with thousands of community leaders and elected officials on Saturday, August 29 in Kenosha to demand justice nearly a week after he was shot seven times by a Kenosha police officer. With chants of “One person, one vote!” and “No justice, No peace!” a crowd of demonstrators gathered in the Civic Center Park across from the Kenosha courthouse to denounce police violence and share messages of change, a week after an officer shot Blake in the back and left the 29-year-old Black man paralyzed. The diverse group of protesters also chanted “Seven bullets,...

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Civil Rights groups offer words of healing to Kenosha until Mayor John Antarmian upends the effort

Civil rights groups led by Forward Latino gathered in Kenosha on August 24 to offer words of support and healing to a traumatized community with a unified press conference, until altered plans by Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian threw the effort into turmoil. Social tensions became inflamed after a news conference with Kenosha Mayor John Antarmian, originally to be held in a park, was moved inside the city’s public safety building. Hundreds of protesters rushed to the building and a door was snapped off its hinges before police in riot gear pepper-sprayed the crowd, which included a photojournalist. Civil rights...

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