MILWAUKEE -- A FOX6 viewer shared video Wednesday, June 3 showing a man hugging police officers outside the Milwaukee Police Department's Administration Building in downtown Milwaukee during protests Tuesday.
The video shows the man shaking the hands of two officers before appearing to have a brief conversation with each of them -- following that up with a hug.
The man who recorded the video said it was taken around 5 p.m. -- a couple hours before a tense situation that played out Tuesday between police and protesters near 6th Street and Fond du Lac Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
That's where police said tear gas was used after protesters were "ordered to disperse due to unlawful assembly after throwing rocks and glass at our officers."
Police said someone in the crowd who had a gun was taken into custody.
Police said at 8:08 p.m. Tuesday, an individual threw a Molotov cocktail at uniformed police officers in the area near 6th and McKinley. It did not ignite.
"There is nothing non-violent about what is transpiring during the nighttime hours," said Chief Morales.
On Wednesday morning, police increased security outside the Police Administration Building, with dumpsters blocking the road and officers standing guard. The extra barriers were brought in after Tuesday's demonstration.
Milwaukee police said there were approximately 27 arrests Tuesday. Additionally, police said approximately three stores were burglarized, one store was damaged and approximately seven vehicles were towed "in regard to civil unrest."