After roughly 2,000 protesters took to the street for a peaceful demonstration advocating for justice for George Floyd for over four hours, a much smaller group of around 150 people stayed after the event ended and began damaging buildings, overturning large flower pots and attempting to enter businesses after shattering windows. Police met the group with tear gas in an effort to remove them from the area.
Saturday evening, Michael Johnson, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County asking for volunteers to help clean up State Street, as well as make donations to a GoFundMe with a goal of helping support the businesses that were damaged. Over $6,000 has been raised as of 10PM on Saturday night.
There is now a Facebook event for the State Street Clean Up, beginning 5AM at Liberty Mall. You can see the event and join HERE.