WAUWATOSA — A third night of protests, a message for peace, and no serious injuries headline the takeaways from Friday night.
According to Wauwatosa Mayor Dennis McBride on Wisconsin’s Weekend Morning News, chemical irritants were used to deter protestors after water bottles and objects were thrown at officers. He adds that they showed “tremendous restraint.”
“All of the protestors were in violation of the curfew that started at 7 p.m. Police were showing tremendous restraint. The protestors were throwing water bottles and other projectiles at the police. They were warned several times, as police always do, to stop doing what they were doing and they didn’t,” McBride says.
The mayor says arrests were made, but he was unsure of the exact number.
McBride says the main goal is to avoid injuries and any situation that would resemble Kenosha’s unrest last month.
“That’s been my main concern, the police department’s concern, the common council’s concern. We want to make sure no one gets hurt. We didn’t want this to turn into another Kenosha. So far, so good, but I’m not ready to declare victory on that yet,” McBride adds.