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Volunteers came out to King Drive to help clean up the street after several nights of vandalism brought on by the death of George Floyd.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Journal Sentinel reporters are reporting on events and protests in Milwaukee and around Wisconsin related to the death of George Floyd and other instances of police brutality.

See Monday’s coverage here.

We’ll be updating this story throughout the day.

12:25 p.m.: Mars Cheese Castle added ‘I can’t breathe’ to its famous sign

Mars Cheese Castle, a Wisconsin landmark, added the words “I can’t breathe” to its famous sign early this week.

The longtime store, deli and restaurant located just off of I-94 in Kenosha County is typically known for its Wisconsin cheese, sausage, gift boxes and Kringle — not its activism.

But early this week, the iconic Mars Cheese Castle displayed the words, “I can’t breathe.”

George Floyd died late last month after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly 10 minutes while he was handcuffed on the ground, crying that he couldn’t breathe, calling for his mother and pleading for help. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s office and an autopsy commissioned by Floyd’s family have found Floyd’s death was a homicide, and the 46-year-old’s heart stopped beating while police restrained him and compressed his neck. 

His killing has sparked outrage and protests nationwide.

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— Mary Spicuzza

9:10 a.m.: Protest in Madison turn violent for third day

 Boiling rage in the wake of another black man’s death by police continues to spill over in the state’s capital where black and white residents live in separate worlds, divided by some of the widest disparities in the nation. 

The city’s most popular business…