Protests demanding justice for George Floyd — the Minneapolis man killed in police custody — and broader police reform continued unabated on June 1, with hundreds of demonstrators in Madison cutting off traffic on a major roadway and hundreds marching through Milwaukee.
Marches and gatherings over the killing of George Floyd continued for a third consecutive day across Wisconsin — including in Madison and Milwaukee, where hundreds defied curfews to protest into the evening.
Hundreds of volunteers and business owners were out early on May 31 in downtown Madison to clean up and repair storefronts after an evening of violence, looting and property damage following demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.
Thousands gathered for demonstrations across Wisconsin, joining people nationwide to express outrage over the death of George Floyd, a black man killed in police custody in Minneapolis. What began as a day of peaceful protest in Madison, though, turned into a chaotic scene.
There are 16,462 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of May 27, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 599 cases from the day before, and the largest single-day increase in positive cases since the pandemic began.