Protests 2020

Across the country, a national reckoning with race has sparked wide-ranging debates on defunding police, racial profiling, public monuments and systemic racism. This comes as protests continue nationwide, sparked by high-profile deaths of African Americans.

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Updated Sunday at 1:45 p.m. CT

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Updated Saturday at 8:49 a.m. CT

Milwaukee was the site of two rallies Friday, calling attention to the deaths of two men at the hands of police — George Floyd and Joel Acevedo.

After a day of peaceful protests and marching, events took a turn late Friday night, early Saturday morning. Police used tear gas, the Walgreens and Boost Mobile stores on N. Martin Luther King Dr. were looted, and a fire burned inside of the Walgreens.