Milwaukee takes it to the streets-Anti-war dance party/blockade/disruption downtown
Anti-war dance party/blockade/disruption downtown
Around 5:00 Thursday anarchists and anti-authoritarians from the Milwaukee area and around the Midwest gathered to protest the war in downtown Milwaukee. With banners that had slogans like “Dance, Dance, Revolution,” and “End War, Dance More!” around 50 people moved to take over Wisconsin & Water street in a combination dance party/critical mass/reclaim the streets/anti-war march.
After about 20 minutes holding the intersection, with only minor altercations with businessmen and cars, the protesters moved east on Wisconsin Ave, and marched for a few blocks before disbanding. They left fences, newspaper boxes, and dumpsters in their wake as they marched—bringing to mind slogans like “bring the war home” and “no more business as usual”. After the radicals disbanded, four were arrested as they walked the streets of downtown; they were charged with disorderly conduct but their charges were dropped and they were issued citations totaling 330 dollars a person. A legal defense fund has been established and for information e-mail email@example.com (milwaukee anarchist black cross)
In related news, a military recruiting center was attacked with graffiti and had a window smashed. Last year this same recruiting center had it's windows smashed and paintbombed.