Floyd’s death sparked national protests, including in Milwaukee, over the status of policing in minority communities. Advocates at the Milwaukee rally were frustrated by the slow progress of change.
“I'm old enough to remember all the names and all the lives that have been taken over the years and all the demands for justice that followed,” said Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP. “I'm old enough to have gone through this, but what are we going to do when the cameras are gone?”
Fred Royal, president of the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP
“We need you to show up in those spaces, in those places and raise your voice of concern to ensure that accountability is placed to the MPD,” he said.
Muab'El said change would start with better community relationships with the police. “If you want to see us continue to thrive as a people, you've got to treat us like a people,” he said.