EDITOR’S NOTE: They have been attacking stores and other establishments, demanding cash and merchandise. Now they have expanded to Greek Festivals!! This results from foolish government policy and the fact that the rest of us tolerate them!! It’s time we do something about it and for our leaders to make a strong statement… Do we have a leader? Is the Archbishop listening? No chance… Here we have a case of a racially motivated attack on a Greek community, a hate crime, and possibly domestic terrorism!! Why don’t they talk to AG Garland?
Greek Fest at State Fair closed early Saturday after multiple arrests made, the festival’s church says
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church said in a Facebook post that the Greek Fest chairmen, made the decision to close early “for the safety of both guests and volunteers.”
Fox 6 Milwaukee reported that in a statement on Sunday, the state fair park confirmed that the closure was due to a handful of fights that started on the festival grounds.
“Multiple fights at Greek Fest on Saturday evening resulted in four arrests and many ejections,” the statement read,
Wisconsin State Fair Park Police confirmed the early closure of the park around 9 p.m. The Milwaukee Police Department has not released any information about arrests. Both departments have not released information about the nature of the “chaotic situation” resulting in the arrests either.
The 58th annual Greek Fest, happening at the same time as Summerfest on Milwaukee’s lakefront, runs June 23-25 at State Fair Park, 640 S. 84th St., West Allis. The scheduled closing time for Saturday was 11 p.m.
According to the church, the festival will resume Sunday at 11 a.m. with no rides and reduced hours, closing at 6 p.m. Admission to the festival is free.
Greek Fest moved to the State Fair Grounds in 2006 after spending forty years at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church on the city’s west side.