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Protest planned on Hall Road in Macomb County

By: Alex Szwarc | C&G Newspapers | Published June 5, 2020

 A protest along Hall Road, starting near the Golden Corridor, is scheduled for June 6.

A protest along Hall Road, starting near the Golden Corridor, is scheduled for June 6.

File photo by Deb Jacques

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MACOMB COUNTY — The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office released a statement June 5 in advance of a planned protest happening June 6 in Macomb County. This protest comes in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

The release states that several law enforcement agencies around the county and the Michigan State Police have been notified of the protest, which is scheduled to begin on Hall Road in Sterling Heights at 4:30 p.m. near the Golden Corridor. The plan is for participants to make their way east on Hall Road to Macomb Community College in Clinton Township, where it is scheduled to end at 6:30 p.m.

Those planning to march in the protest are asked to park at Lakeside Mall and walk to the meeting location of the Olive Garden parking lot, located at 13835 Lakeside Circle. 

Eastbound Hall Road will be shut down to vehicles from Schoenherr to Garfield roads for the event. 

A rally with speeches from community leaders will be held in the Wayne State University parking lot located at the corner of Hall and Garfield roads. Busses will be provided to transport folks back to their vehicles in the Lakeside Mall parking lot. 

“The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office as well as the other law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction in this protest will be present to protect protestors,” the release indicates. “We understand the importance and power of being able to express one’s self. We also expect that this protest will remain peaceful. Violence and/or destruction of property will not be tolerated as they are illegal and will be handled as such.”

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office also reminds communities that if they see something, say something. Call Macomb County dispatch at (586) 469-5151 to report illegal activity. 

 

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