Tuesday, while the sun still beat down, we asked marchers why they were there, what they think will happen next, and what they hope the protests will achieve. Here’s what they told us.
Toya Washington is a trusted voice in this community during unprecedented times.
“This whole thing has brought out the best in many people, especially my wonderful night shift team in the ER.”
The reports cast Geoffrey Graff as “the bunker guy,” a crazy, gun-toting isolationist, who dug an underground home in a backwater of the city. The reality is more complicated.
He’s training from home and confident that the Brewers are ready to play again.
“Why do I volunteer? It’s something to do every day, and a lot of friends of mine from the neighborhood come here.”
Their Mother’s Day celebrations this year are going to be a little different than they may have originally envisioned.
“We’re here to help them feel better, but more often than not, when we greet someone, their first concern is how we’re doing. It’s very humbling.”
“Do you know who my heroes are? All the people who have stayed home.”
This is a real honor for a beloved Milwaukee athlete.