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‘I’m hopeful,’ Demonstrators optimistic week of action will make impact

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MADISON (WKOW) -- It's been nearly two weeks since the death of George Floyd and demonstrators have been protesting in Madison now for a full week.

Rallies continued Saturday night after a day-long demonstration that took protesters from the state Capitol to hospitals on Park Street to call for more equality in healthcare.

A group came together at the state Capitol Saturday evening and planned to stay until nearly midnight, focusing on young people fighting for an end to racism in our communities.

Demonstrators tell 27 News they hope the past week of action has made an impact.

"I'm hopeful that this is actually something to be happy about. Hopeful that this is, I'm hopeful that this is what 2011 felt like, I'm hopeful that people are finally going to see this specific part of the struggle til its end," said CJ Terrell, who was at the rally.

"The message is getting out and that's the important part is the message and awareness. One thing that I've been seeing is people keeping everyone aware is the key in all of this," said Joquori, a protester also at the gathering.

The demonstrations that came after the daytime march were peaceful. It was one of the smaller crowds at night that we've seen in the past week.

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