"DEFUND POLICE" written in giant yellow letters in downtown Madison

Published: Jun. 8, 2020 at 10:23 PM CDT
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Protesters in downtown Madison took a cue from Washington, D.C. – with a twist – when they painted in huge yellow letters on the street, "Defund Police.”

The letters were written along MLK between the City-County Building and Municipal Building Monday evening.

Several groups that have organized local protest, as well as protesters NBC15 News crews talked, have expressed that


This comes after protesters in the nation’s capital wrote in similar yellow letters on a street near the White House, “Black Lives Matter.”

Meanwhile, several blocks over, local artists

, a Madison man shot and killed by police five years ago.