Milwaukee was alive with community action this weekend, including more than eight protests within the area. The city has now underwent 10 straight days of protests against the killing of George Floyd and many other men and women of color by police, with marches planned for many more days ahead.
On Saturday, there were at least seven marches that took place throughout the city and on Sunday massive protests took place at a Milwaukee Bucks-organized protest at Fiserv Forum in Downtown Milwaukee that drew approximately 7,500 people, and thousands more rallied at the Summerfest gates and marched through the Third Ward and Walker's Point neighborhoods in the "March For Pride With Black Lives Matter."
Whether you were calling for justice in the streets, chilling out in a recently-reopened establishment or social distancing at home, here are five videos from this weekend that demonstrate the country's ability to peacefully and collectively demand a safer, kinder and fairer experience for all black and brown people.
Milwaukee Bucks' protest for social justice
Pride March for Black Lives Matter by Jonathan Warobick
Peaceful protest in Riverwest / Gordon Park
BLM Protest in Los Angeles by Ken McNair
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