Members of the Original Black Panthers took down photos of six African American victims found hanging from a tree in Milwaukee’s Riverside Park.
The laminated photos were tied with nooses.
They were removed Saturday evening.
The photos included Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Botham Jean, Ahmaud Arbery, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin.
Four of the six died at the hands of police.
The Original Black Panthers called the photos racist.
“Historically, African Americans have been hung and lynched,” activist King Rick said. “I don’t care what anybody says, they can justify it all they want to. It was disrespectful not only to the memories of these individuals — our beloved individuals — but also to the African American community, so I’m not hearing it.”
They said the act was intolerable and unacceptable.
It’s not clear who hung the photos from the tree or why.
Police have not said whether they are investigating.
Source : koco.com