Rally, march turns into sit-in at Municipal Court building

CREATED Aug 22, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 22, 2014

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MILWAUKEE - Nearly 100 protesters chanted and taunted police officers inside the Municipal Court building Friday evening, demanding a meeting with Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn.

The protesters marched to the building that also houses police administrative offices after a vigil at Red Arrow Park for Dontre Hamilton, killed four months ago in an officer-involved shooting.

A half-dozen officers wearing normal duty uniforms and helmets blocked doors to the building's roof and inner lobby. 

Leaders of the demonstration used bullhorns to lead chants and taunts of the officers. White and female officers were singled out in specific chants.
At one point, a woman identifying herself as the mother of Dontre Hamilton stepped inches from the face of one officer, raised her finger and screamed "Who killed Dontre?"