Protesters gather at Ypsilanti City Hall, mayor’s house following controversial comments

Mayor issued apology statement on social media

Protesters gather at Ypsilanti City Hall, mayor’s house following controversial comments
Protesters gather at Ypsilanti City Hall, mayor’s house following controversial comments

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Protesters gathered on Monday night at Ypsilanti City Hall as well as Mayor Beth Bashert’s home following comments the mayor made at a recent council meeting.

UPDATE June 23, 2020: Ypsilanti mayor resigns: ‘I am deeply sorry to have my service end on this note’

Last week, during a vote on the reappointment of Ka’Ron Gaines to a commission that advises the council on eliminating prejudice and discrimination, Mayor Bashert said, “Since I will be crucified if I vote against any Black person on any commission, I’m going to vote ‘yes.’”

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On Monday night, a group of about 50 people called for her resignation. They also want to change the city’s operational structure -- with big changes within the city’s police department.

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Bashert issued an apology in a Facebook post:


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