George Floyd was murdered on May 25, 2020. Two years later, on May 25, 2022, we look back at the protests that shaped the Madison community. Protestors gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol on May 30, 2020, just days after the murder of George Floyd. Protestors demanded police reform and an end to police violence. Many at the protest recalled the death of Tony Robinson, an unarmed 19-year-old black man killed by Madison Police Department officer Matthew Kenny in 2015. The protest was peaceful, but by nightfall a riot began on State Street that left many businesses boarded up for months. These photos show the peaceful protest that occurred to demand police reform and an end to police violence at the Wisconsin Capitol in the wake of George Floyd's murder.
PHOTOS: 5/7/22 Reproductive justice activists continue protests against the potential overturning of Roe v. WadeMay. 8
Several hundred protestors gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol on Saturday to continue protests against the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court. Activists leaders from a number of organizations spoke in favor of reproductive justice, women's rights, trans rights, gender inclusion and more. After the speakers were finished, protestors mingled and spoke with each other. A small number of counter-protestors - all male and numbering less than a dozen - gathered near the back of the protest. The counter-protestors left after being heckled by reproductive justice protestors. Protestors were encouraged to write to politicians, spread word to friends and associates and to donate money in favor of reproductive justice organization in Madison.
PHOTOS: 5/3/22 Women's rights activists protest against the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade by SCOTUSMay. 4
Women's rights activists, many of whom are students at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, gathered at the Wisconsin Capitol Tuesday night to protest against the potential overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court of the United States. Over one thousand protestors chanted, listened to speakers and waved signs in favor of women's rights, organized labor and other issues. The protestors marched down State Street to rally again at Library Mall, where more leaders spoke to the large crowd. The protest was organized in part by the Youth Democratic Socialists of America and Madison Socialist Alternative, two socialist organizations based in Madison.