MILWAUKEE -- A three-day boycott of a Milwaukee gas station is leading to two sides talks. The boycott comes after a clerk fired shots into the air on Tuesday evening, July 19th -- to disperse a crowd of kids. On Friday, the gas station owner and a leader from the boycott group shook hands and agreed to talk about building a better understanding.
"None of them are trying to help. This thing blew way out of control and everyone is coming here saying "F" them kids, them bad kids. They sit right here listening to you all saying "F" them kids," said Frank Sensabaugh, a protest organizer.
Then on Friday, there was an agreement to talk.
"Right now, we're talking about to figure out a way to come out where everyone is happy," said Sensabaugh.
"There's no doubt my client is ready willing and able to work with the community to resolve any differences. This is not a situation where he's hostile to the community. The community around him is what supports him," said Vince Bobot, lawyer for the gas station owner.
A meeting is scheduled Wednesday between the store owner and alderman to talk about the gas station's 24-hour license.