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Wisconsin interstate shut down by George Floyd demonstration


On Friday, demonstrators shut down a major interstate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

A group marching in response to the death of George Floyd closed down northbound I-43 at Fond du Lac Avenue on Friday afternoon.

A demonstration organized by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society began around 1 p.m. at 27th and Center, but participants eventually moved to the interstate.

Heavy traffic backups have been reported in the area.

Police are responding and attempting to disperse protesters.

Local news outlets report that 5 or 6 people have been arrested.

LIVE: Protesters are on I-43*Warning, this feed is unedited

Posted by WISN 12 NEWS on Friday, May 29, 2020

The interstate protest activity comes hours after a former officer with the Minneapolis Police, Derek Chauvin, 44, was arrested on third degree homicide charges in Floyd’s death.

Protesters shut down Milwaukee highway

Protesters in Milwaukee are heading for I-43 on-ramp. A CBS 58 news crew at the scene says the highway has been shut down. https://cbs58.com/news/protesters-in-milwaukee-to-rally-in-support-of-george-floyd

Posted by CBS 58 on Friday, May 29, 2020

This is a developing story.


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