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Protests are continuing in Wisconsin, marking two weeks of public outcry against systemic racism and police violence. Several hundred health care providers and advocates rallied at the state Capitol in Madison, and more protests and community events were held around Milwaukee.
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The LGBTQ Pride and Black Lives Matter movements echoed their similar calls for reforming how the law enforcement system treats people in each community.
There have been 22,518 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 13, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 272 cases from the day before.
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The Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ movements joined forces on June 12 as people gathered for a celebration in Madison. The Pride for Black Lives rally at the state Capitol was organized to honor and celebrate people in the black and LGBTQ communities.
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The head of the Wisconsin's largest police union says the group supports a nationwide ban on chokeholds, as well as other reform measures aimed at increasing police accountability.
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There have been 22,246 positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin as of June 12, according to the state Department of Health Services. That's an increase of 320 cases from the day before.
Over the first three months after the coronavirus pandemic struck Wisconsin in March, only two days passed during which no Wisconsinites were announced to have died from the new disease wreaking havoc around the globe in 2020.
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Nearly two weeks after Madison's first protest honoring the life of George Floyd, the heart of the city's downtown remains in limbo. Stores and museums along State Street are still covered in plywood, a reminder of demonstrations that began peacefully, but for a few nights, turned chaotic.
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Many discussions on a true return to "normal" — not just the phased, socially-distanced reopening of bars, restaurants and summer camps that's started in Wisconsin and around the world, but an actual rooting out of the virus — revolve around a vaccine that could be several years away.
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Police department leaders in Milwaukee defended their use of tear gas against protesters at a meeting of the city's Fire and Police Commission.