A few hundred demonstrators gathered in Downtown on the fourth night since a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake, intensifying demands for racial justice during a summer of unrest.
"When you share your experience, that's when you can finally make a change because that will give somebody else the courage and the willpower to speak up," Obuseh said.
The Juneteenth rally began as a small gathering for family and friends of the two organizers. But once the Facebook event page went public, it rapidly began to gain traction and, by Tuesday afternoon, it garnered the interest of nearly 4,000 people.
The bold, block letters spell out “Defund Police” in bright yellow paint on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard between the City-County Building and the Madison Municipal Building.