Tear gas being used on Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee as night becomes morning, according to Adriana Mendez of TMJ4 News.
Tear gas has been used to disperse a large crowd. pic.twitter.com/KQYhyewyq0— Adriana Mendez (@AdrianaMendez) May 31, 2020
Evidence of the looting at one store at 35th and Fond du Lac.
Jet Beauty on W Fond Du Lac is being looted right now. pic.twitter.com/ByGFKaAPmO— Adriana Mendez (@AdrianaMendez) May 31, 2020
At the 5th District police station, the National Guard is present as well.
WEB UPDATE: From MPD District 5, where we’ve been posted all night. 125 members of the WI National Guard have been deployed here in Milwaukee.— Tony Atkins (@TonyAtkinsTV) May 31, 2020
There are already reports of some looting in other areas. Thankfully, things much more quiet in the Harambee neighborhood pic.twitter.com/wjm6OjiztJ
A large police presence was seen protecting the Milwaukee Police District 7 office at 36th and Fond du Lac.
To this point, less than a handful of businesses have been damaged in the late night hours of Saturday after an almost completely peaceful day of protesting. The latest incident happened at about 11:20 p.m. or just earlier at 35th and Fond du Lac.
TMJ4 News reports a beauty supply business was looted Saturday evening at that corner.
Watch below (WARNING: Possible graphic content):
The National Guard is mobilizing downtown.
11:08 p.m. – A bus load of, what appear to be, National Guard soldiers followed by military vehicles pull up outside the Milwaukee County Courthouse. pic.twitter.com/3jJ5p1lBIx— Ryan Jenkins (@RyanJenkins_TV) May 31, 2020
One of the first signs of any violence in Milwaukee tonight. From TMJ4’s Ryan Jenkins:
10:44 p.m. – Sirens are blaring and windows are smashed at this Cricket Wireless store at 22nd and Capitol.— Ryan Jenkins (@RyanJenkins_TV) May 31, 2020
Lots of traffic (both pedestrian and vehicular)
Milwaukee’s curfew started at 9:00 p.m. pic.twitter.com/UbZlcCVE9r
Large police presence being mobilized on Milwaukee’s north side:
Large law enforcement presence near 27th and Auer pic.twitter.com/XtNVeEghww— Adriana Mendez (@AdrianaMendez) May 31, 2020
Reports in to our newsroom are that the National Guard has come to numerous locations in the city, but not in a patrolling role. Milwaukee Police and the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department are the law enforcement presence patrolling the streets right now.
Watch live video of protests continuing on 27th and Fond du Lac on the city’s north side. (WARNING: Possible graphic content.)
Things have been much more violent in Madison than the so-far peaceful events of Milwaukee today.
A man just got into a flaming cop car and drove it down the street in Madison, WI pic.twitter.com/aRaLNGZ3HI— Lawrence Andrea (@lawrencegandrea) May 31, 2020
The police car exploded pic.twitter.com/l2IhLzhHtn— Lawrence Andrea (@lawrencegandrea) May 31, 2020
Milwaukee’s north side reveals how the police are taking control of streets on the north side.
The scene just after 10:00 this evening at 27th and Center in Milwaukee. pic.twitter.com/3fugf0KoPK— 620wtmj (@620wtmj) May 31, 2020
At least seven police cars just sped south on 27th at Townsend as protesters dispersed in Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/yfgnIUukxC— Rory Linnane (@RoryLinnane) May 31, 2020
From Madison earlier:
Madison, Wisconsin.— Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) May 31, 2020
A police car is on fire in the middle of an intersection in downtown Madison. There are no police or firefighters around. pic.twitter.com/aiQrkj2hzW
At 27th and Center, most cars have dispersed, but about 12 or 13 police cars and an armed vehicle are on scene. Officers are linked arm in arm, and the protest has been broken up.
WTMJ’s Mike Spaulding says that people there are still yelling at police, but officers are not arresting.
Shots have been fired near the area of 26th and Hadley, according to Mike Spaulding who is on scene. There was no word as to whether they were related to the protest. Those involved in protests are now mainly traveling in cars.
Frank Nitty has been helping lead protests both Friday night and this evening.
Milwaukee protester Frank Nitty explains his goals for the night pic.twitter.com/1xZoKvYqeE— Rory Linnane (@RoryLinnane) May 31, 2020
Standstill traffic at a location where protesters are traveling by car on the city’s north side:
More tear gas is being fired near State Street in Madison after a day of violence there, according to reports given to WTMJ’s John Mercure. Some evidence from earlier today (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT):
Now this on State Street. pic.twitter.com/ng8JL7tH84— Dylan Brogan (@telldylan) May 30, 2020
Police have been trying to clear State Street in Madison for two hours. Protesters gathered at the top of State and the 600 block currently. pic.twitter.com/EaMP0KAzKw— Dylan Brogan (@telldylan) May 31, 2020
Iconic Madison street performer Art Paul Schlosser hit with pepper spray. pic.twitter.com/DSH9OG0kEI— Dylan Brogan (@telldylan) May 30, 2020
The protesting group is at 30th and Center, with many in cars, some driving on the grass and the sidewalk, according to WTMJ’s Mike Spaulding.
One protester in the group at the Milwaukee Police District 3 station earlier said he would commit to protesting after the 9 p.m. curfew, but he would remain peaceful. He even spoke about his mixed feelings regarding police, as he has relatives and loved ones who are officers.
The protests continue on the city’s north side, but more protesters are taking cars rather than in person.
WTMJ’s Mike Spaulding says that protesters have not yet encountered the National Guard, at least from his view.
Wauwatosa police have added their own 9 p.m. curfew, with it ending at 7 a.m. Sunday morning.
Protesters are moving east toward downtown on Center Street, aiming to continue beyond the 9 p.m. curfew.
A protest leader told the crowds at Milwaukee Police District Three headquarters that demonstrators did not need to stay if they did not want to risk police action after the city’s 9 p.m. curfew.
Protesters have reached the District 3 police station on Milwaukee’s near west side after departing Mayor Barrett’s home. Watch below. (WARNING: Graphic language)
Minutes ago, numerous protesters wrapped up a peaceful demonstration, gathering outside the home of Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
“This is a peace offering to all our communities. We are in peace. We are in love.” said one protester over a loudspeaker.
Protesters have now congregated outside of Mayor Tom Barrett’s house. While tonight’s curfew remains just over an hour away, it remains unclear how much that will be adhered to by today’s demonstrators. #GeorgeFloydProtests pic.twitter.com/D2FNofE3EF— 620wtmj (@620wtmj) May 31, 2020
Watch coverage of protests throughout America below.