Saturday, June 28, 2014

Revelers Waving Puerto Rican Flags Dispersed By Milwaukee Police

Less than 100 revelers waving Puerto Rican flags at vehicles along S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive were dispersed by police.

By H. Nelson Goodson
June 28, 2014

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, an estimated 15 police squad car units, including motorcyles, several prisoner transport vans and bicycle units responded to revelers at the intersection of  S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. and W. Mitchell St. Revelers gathered for an impromptu celebration by waving Puerto Rican flags and shouting at passing vehicles to beep their horns in recognition of Puerto Rican Day.
Police stopped vehicles exhibiting flags and driving carelessly on Chavez Drive. The S. 17th Street going Northbound from W. Mitchell was temporarily closed.
The revelers around 9:10 p.m. were finally dispersed from Chavez Drive. Most of the revelers had attended the Puerto Rican Festival earlier on Saturday at the Silver City area under the S. 35th Street viaduct. Police reported no arrests. 
Several police officers stated that they were at the Chavez intersection to make sure no trouble erupted. The officers also said, the revelers were peaceful and just exercising their expression to celebrate their Puerto Rican Day in Milwaukee. 
Other officers were spotted throughout the South side patrolling to make sure the revelers didn't gather again somewhere else.

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