Waukesha Plans Observances a Week After Tragedy

Waukesha Plans Observances a Week After Tragedy

 City leaders in Waukesha will be holding observances in honor of last week’s parade attack victims. 

Later today, Mayor Shawn Reilly and city council members will hold a moment of silence at 4:39 p.m., local time.  The time represents the moment when a driver used his vehicle to plow through participants in a Christmas parade last Sunday.  Six people died and more than 60 were hurt, nine of whom are still in the hospital. 

On the pollical stage, a rare connection as two Wisconsin senators say outsiders may be looking to exploit the Waukesha parade tragedy. 

Democrat Tammy Baldwin and Republican Ron Johnson put out a rare joint statement saying it’s come to their attention that “outside individuals or groups may attempt to exploit” the tragedy “for their own political purposes.”  The statement says, “As the U.S. Senators representing Wisconsin, one from each political party, we are asking anyone considering such action to cease and desist.” 

Six people were killed and dozens were injured when an SUV plowed through a Christmas parade in Waukesha last Sunday.

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