Nightside Report May 18, 2021: Arab Americans call on Biden to intervene in Israel-Palestinian conflict, 12-year-old boy charged in fatal shooting on Detroit’s west side

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Protestors call for President Biden to intervene in Middle East
Protestors call for President Biden to intervene in Middle East

Arab Americans call on Biden to intervene in Israel-Palestinian conflict, protest president’s Dearborn visit

DETROIT – Two miles from where President Joe Biden was touring the Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center in Dearborn on Tuesday thousands gathered in solidarity with Palestinians.

“Joe Biden is going to hear us today one way or the other,” said Amer Zahr, President of New Generation for Palestine.

The protest was held outside of the Dearborn Police Department’s headquarters.

“Right now over there in the south end that war criminal Joe Biden is waltzing into Dearborn thinking he can walk in, say a few words and leave,” said Zahr.

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The latest: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 878,125; Death toll now at 18,710

Metro Detroit weather: Heat to begin building up in next few days

We may have said goodbye to the 70s for at least a week. Heat really starts to build in the next couple days.

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4 Fast Facts

  • A 12-year-old who’s not being named has been charged in the death of 26-year-old D’Vonte Relford. Click here to read more.
  • For three years, Ded Rranxburgaj has been confined to the walls of Central United Methodist Church in Downtown Detroit, and for the first time, he’s able to leave. Click here to read more.
  • Mental health related calls have been on the rise for years in the City of Detroit. Now the new Detroit interim police chief, James White, wants to address the issue. Click here to read more.
  • First responders, police, fire EMS, doctors, nurses, social workers are ordinary people doing extraordinary work. Click here to read more.

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President Biden touts electric vehicles in visit to Dearborn Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center

President Joe Biden visited the Dearborn Ford Rouge Electric Vehicle Center on Tuesday to see the new all-electric F-150 pickup which the company is going to unveil Wednesday.

Two miles from where Biden was in Dearborn thousands gathered in solidarity with Palestinians.

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FAA investigates Gov. Whitmer’s trip to Florida earlier this year

Federal officials are investigating whether Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s flight to Florida to visit her sick father violated regulations.

This comes after months of questions surrounding the governor’s trip.

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About the Author:

DeJanay Booth joined WDIV as a web producer in July 2020. She previously worked as a news reporter in New Mexico before moving back to Michigan.