On Friday, demonstrators shut down a major interstate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A group marching in response to the death of George Floyd closed down northbound I-43 at Fond du Lac Avenue on Friday afternoon.
A demonstration organized by the Wisconsin Black Historical Society began around 1 p.m. at 27th and Center, but participants eventually moved to the interstate.
— Corri Hess (@CorriHess) May 29, 2020
Heavy traffic backups have been reported in the area.
Police are responding and attempting to disperse protesters.
— Caroline Reinwald (@WISN_Caroline) May 29, 2020
Local news outlets report that 5 or 6 people have been arrested.
The interstate protest activity comes hours after a former officer with the Minneapolis Police, Derek Chauvin, 44, was arrested on third degree homicide charges in Floyd’s death.
This is a developing story.