Demonstrations

Published April 5, 2021

ROYAL OAK — Several dozen protesters and activists joined together in downtown Royal Oak to fight racism against Asian Americans and support the Asian American Pacific Islander community March 27.

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Published February 23, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK — A Ku Klux Klan flag displayed in the window of a Grosse Pointe Park home has sparked outrage in the community.

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Published February 23, 2021

GROSSE POINTE PARK — Hundreds of local residents took to the streets in Grosse Pointe Park the afternoon of Feb. 21 to show support for a Black Grosse Pointe Park family after a neighbor put a Ku Klux Klan flag in a side window facing the family’s home.

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Published December 19, 2020

GROSSE POINTE SHORES — A since-rescinded violation notice over a Black Lives Matter sign in a front yard has led to a lawsuit against Grosse Pointe Shores filed by one of the city’s residents.

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Published July 7, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — The city of Southfield showed its support for the Black Lives Matter movement recently by installing banners with the message along Evergreen Road.

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Published July 7, 2020

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Tensions are high in Shelby Township as protests have been occurring often. The protests began last month after the Shelby Township police chief, Robert Shelide, was put on paid administrative leave after the discovery of concerning social media posts connected to him.

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Published July 2, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — While two Black Lives Matter protests against racism and police brutality have proceeded through the city without incident, a June 27 event organized by Detroit Will Breathe and 1000 Strong did result in a few altercations, but no arrests.

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Published June 23, 2020

SOUTHFIELD — The silence along Evergreen Road June 14 was deafening.

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Published June 23, 2020

GROSSE POINTE PARK/DETROIT — A crowd of more than 100 gathered near the intersection of Kercheval Avenue and Alter Road June 12 for a peaceful demonstration calling for an end to systemic racism, police brutality and racial injustice.

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Published June 23, 2020

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — It started out as a joke and later turned into about 5,000 people of all ages and races marching peacefully down Hall Road on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

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Published June 12, 2020

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Jordan Hill has lived in St. Clair Shores his entire life. The 20 year old acknowledges that the city is not very diverse, but he said he has seen some growth in diversity and acceptance, especially among the younger generation. 

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Published June 9, 2020

TROY — A crowd estimated at 1,500 marched from Athens High School south on John R Road to Big Beaver Road to Troy City Hall, then back to Athens peacefully June 5 — 9 miles roundtrip, with temperatures hovering near 90 degrees.

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Published June 9, 2020

ROCHESTER — People throughout Michigan and across the country are taking to the streets to fight for racial justice in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

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Published June 9, 2020

GROSSE POINTE CITY — The killing of George Floyd while he was being arrested May 25 in Minneapolis has sparked outrage and protests around the world.  Footage shows police officer Derrick Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes, for which Chauvin is now facing murder charges.

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Published June 8, 2020

FERNDALE — “George Floyd.” “Breonna Taylor.” “I can’t breathe.” “No justice, no peace.” “Black Lives Matter.” Those were just a few of the names and chants heard as thousands of people made their way down Nine Mile Road from City Hall to Geary Park June 6 to protest the racial violence and police brutality done to African Americans.

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Published June 8, 2020

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OAKLAND COUNTY — As we’ve seen across the country in massive protests, people are ready to turn up the volume against systemic racial injustice.

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Published June 6, 2020

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MACOMB COUNTY — “Hey ho, hey ho. Racist cops have got to go.” That was one of numerous chants shouted by a huge crowd of people that packed eastbound Hall Road for miles June 6 as they marched peacefully from Sterling Heights’ Golden Corridor to Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, in memory of the May 25 death of George Floyd.

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Published June 2, 2020

CENTER LINE/WARREN — Demonstrators gathered near Eight Mile Road and Van Dyke Avenue were met by Warren Mayor Jim Fouts, Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer and the Warren Police Department’s command staff shortly after 5 p.m. on June 2.

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Published June 2, 2020

ROYAL OAK — On June 1, approximately 100 people, including many first-time protesters, marched peacefully with police officers through downtown Royal Oak after gathering outside the library.

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Published June 2, 2020

EASTPOINTE — Eastpointe-area residents joined in the numerous protests that recently took place across the country to speak up for racial equality and justice.

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