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UPDATE: Protesters vow to continue blocking John Nolen Drive through rush hour

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News conference with Meet Freedom Inc, Urban Triage, and Party for Socialism and Liberation.
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Protesters have gathered on John Nolen Drive in Madison.
Protesters have gathered on John Nolen Drive in Madison.

MADISON (WKOW) -- Organizers of protest in downtown Madison say they will continue blocking John Nolen Drive in Madison through rush hour.

Marchers have been on the busy thoroughfare for most of the afternoon following a a news conference by Meet Freedom Inc, Urban Triage, and Party for Socialism and Liberation.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Protesters made their way from the Capitol Square to John Nolen Drive about 1:30 p.m., where they closed the road to traffic in both directions.

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Organizers of Saturday's protest in Madison led another march through downtown Madison Monday following a news conference by Meet Freedom Inc, Urban Triage, and Party for Socialism and Liberation.

Several hundred people joined in the peaceful march.

Protesters were marching against police brutality and demanding community control over police.

The protests were sparked by the killing last week of George Floyd in Minneapolis while handcuffed by police.

The Defend Black Lives action was organized by Meet Freedom Inc. and Urban Triage who also organized Saturday's rally at the Capitol.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Meet Freedom Inc, Urban Triage, and Party for Socialism and Liberation held a news conference Monday on their continued response to the killing by police last week of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

Speakers urged getting police out of schools and defunding police departments, with the money being used to fund community resources.

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