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

Mayor issued apology statement on social media

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.’”

READ: Ypsilanti mayor apologizes for racist comment about Black resident

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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