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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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March on the DNC: Local protestors call for action from Democrats on eve of Joe Biden’s nomination

The Coalition to March on the DNC held a peaceful rally on the final night of the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention on August 20, then marched behind the slogan “We Can’t Breathe” to demand that political leaders do more to stop the killing of Black people by police. The “We Can’t Breathe” event was led by members of the Coalition to March on the DNC, and began at Red Arrow Park where Milwaukee native Dontre Hamilton was shot and killed in 2014 by a member of the city’s law enforcement. Maria Hamilton, Dontre’s mother, spoke to the large...

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