Protests continue in Wisconsin, no major conflicts

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marchers and a caravan of cars moved slowly into a western Milwaukee suburb Thursday night, but stopped short of a major mall where police were waiting.

Several hundred people turned back from Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa and headed back into Milwaukee. Few police were present along the route.

The Journal Sentinel reports it was the eight straight day of marches led by community activists Frank Nitty and Khalil Coleman.

Another group of people protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and police brutality against blacks marched through the east side of Milwaukee to downtown and back Thursday evening. Several hundred people took over street intersections, but remained peaceful.

Protesters in Madison marched to the home of Madison Metropolitan School District's president Gloria Reyes’ house to asking her to reconsider the presence of police liaison officers in schools.

Gloria Reyes told protesters George Floyd’s death will force the school district to “seriously consider the use of officers in our schools.”

An increasing number of cities are rethinking the presence of school resource officers as they respond to the concerns of thousands of demonstrators, many of them young people. Urban districts from Minneapolis to Denver that are mulling the fate of such programs.