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

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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

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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.