- Associated Press - Saturday, December 20, 2014

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee authorities say a protest that blocked traffic on Interstate 43 was a breach of trust.

More than 70 people were arrested Friday after marching onto the highway as part of a demonstration protesting the death of a black man who was shot by Milwaukee police in April.

On Saturday, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn called the highway disruption “a clear breach of trust that had a direct, dramatic and negative impact on the lives of literally hundreds of thousands of Milwaukeeans.”

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/1xze1rg) that Flynn said protesters will be arrested if they break the law.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says the protest was “mob rule” and it was important for authorities to get participants off the highway.

Dozens were still in custody Saturday afternoon.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, https://www.jsonline.com



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