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Protests are continuing in Wisconsin, marking two weeks of public outcry against systemic racism and police violence. Several hundred health care providers and advocates rallied at the state Capitol in Madison, and more protests and community events were held around Milwaukee.
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The LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter movements echoed their similar calls for reforming how the law enforcement system treats people in each community.
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The Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements joined forces on June 12 as people gathered for a celebration in Madison. The Pride for Black Lives rally at the state Capitol was organized to honor and celebrate people in the black and LGBTQ communities.
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The head of the Wisconsin's largest police union says the group supports a nationwide ban on chokeholds, as well as other reform measures aimed at increasing police accountability.
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Many discussions on a true return to "normal" — not just the phased, socially-distanced reopening of bars, restaurants and summer camps that's started in Wisconsin and around the world, but an actual rooting out of the virus — revolve around a vaccine that could be several years away.
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Police department leaders in Milwaukee defended their use of tear gas against protesters at a meeting of the city's Fire and Police Commission.
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Here's a roundup of what Wisconsin's congressional delegation has said on the topics of protest and police reform on the 14th consecutive day of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the state.
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Gov. Tony Evers remained largely silent during a media briefing on issues surrounding the recording members of his staff made of a conversation with Republican leaders without their knowledge.
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There have been 21,926 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 11, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 333 cases from the day before.
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The partisan divide between legislative Republicans and Gov. Tony Evers grew deeper as GOP leadership criticized the governor for recording a meeting without their knowledge.