LAKESHORE REGIONAL NEWS: Door County, Kewaunee County, Manitowoc County, and Sheboygan County


Planned Ashwaubenon protest moves to Sheboygan following officer-involved shooting

Local News

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) — A planned protest in Ashwaubenon made the move to Sheboygan Thursday evening, following the shooting death of a man by Sheboygan police.

Hannah Lundin, an organizer of several “Bust up the Silence” protests in the Green Bay area over the past few weeks, told Local 5 that taking part in the larger protest in Sheboygan is important to activists in our area.

“It’s not about each individual group anymore, or organization,” she explained. “This is coming together as a whole to uplift and support the black community. What better way to do that than to support a family that literally just lost their son last night?”

The “Bust up the Silence” protests have so far taken place in predominantly white neighborhoods, in an effort to bring the Black Lives Matter movement to those communities.

So far, they’ve had events in De Pere and Bellevue.

The protest in Ashwaubenon was meant to be the group’s fourth.

Lundin said that the group decided to instead shift their focus Thursday night to Sheboygan to show support to the family of the man who was killed there by police.

“That is literally all they are asking for, is support in any way possible,” she told Local 5.

The group met at the Ashwaubenon Community Center between 4:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Thursday evening before making the trip to Sheboygan.

Latest Stories


Local Weather | Local News | Local Sports
Digital Exclusives | Critic at Large/Local Theater
Positively Wisconsin|Midwest Farm Weekly
Download the free WFRV apps here

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss

Coronavirus News

More Coronavirus

Trending Stories

Your Local Election HQ

More Election

Local Sports

Seymour's Jon Murphy retires after 33 seasons

Fond du Lac blanks Booyah, 9-0

FVA to have conference only slate for fall sports

Midwest Conference and NACC postpone sports until 2021

WIAC cancels fall sports championships due to pandemic

Preble grad Wagner making up for lost time with Booyah