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Protesters return home after the fourth night of demonstrations in Wauwatosa



The fourth night of protests in Wauwatosa over the police death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole ended peacefully as most of the protesters dispersed as police approached to impose a curfew. The curfew began at 7pm. and by 20:00 most of the demonstrators went home. The protest on Saturday began at Milwaukee’s Washington Park. Several dozen protesters marched west towards Wauwatosa and met with several hundred other protesters at the town hall. The demonstrations have been taking place every night since Wednesday, when Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm cleared Officer Joseph Mensah for Cole’s death in February outside the Mayfair Mall. . “And kind of a test to see, as̵

7; Tosa people how will the police react when we don’t leave for curfew?” Police kept their distance as the curfew came and went, with protesters moving to occupy the intersection of Wauwatosa Avenue and North Avenue. As eight o’clock approached, police and National Guard troops in riot gear, along with heavily armored vehicles, began to enter. Officers warned protesters that they were violating the curfew. It was then that the protesters chose to leave, walking on the sidewalk east of Wauwatosa. Some people chose to stay and police could be seen making arrests. It appeared to be a much quieter night on a Friday when police used tear gas and pepper balls and arrested 28 people.

The fourth night of protests in Wauwatosa over the police death of 17-year-old Alvin Cole ended peacefully as most of the protesters dispersed as police approached to impose a curfew. The curfew began at 7pm. and by 20:00 most of the demonstrators went home.

The protest on Saturday began in Milwaukee’s Washington Park. Several dozen protesters marched west towards Wauwatosa and met with several hundred other protesters at the town hall. The demonstrations have been held every night since Wednesday, when Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm cleared Officer Joseph Mensah for Cole’s death in February outside Mayfair Mall.

“We as’ Tosani will go out tonight to be with them,” said Joseph Kraynick, a resident of Wauwatosa. “And kind of a test to see, as’ Tosa people how will the police react when we don’t leave for curfew?”

Police kept their distance as curfews came and went, with protesters moving to occupy the intersection of Wauwatosa Avenue and North Avenue.

As eight o’clock approached, police and National Guard troops in riot gear, along with heavily armored vehicles, began to enter. Officers warned protesters that they were violating the curfew. It was then that the protesters chose to leave, walking on the sidewalk east of Wauwatosa. Some people chose to stay and police could be seen making arrests.

It appeared to be a much quieter night on a Friday when police used tear gas and pepper balls and arrested 28 people.


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