Protest in Detroit ends peacefully without arrests, violence

Crowd was protesting police brutality

Protests against police brutality continued for the fourth consecutive day in Detroit

DETROIT – A crowd gathered in Detroit on Monday to protest police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.

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The protest began at Detroit Police Department headquarters and the crowd made their way to Southwest Detroit on West Vernor.

The protest began peacefully with chanting, marching and a drum beat. After 8 p.m. protesters stayed on scene. Organizers of the peaceful protest worked to get people to go home.

“Go home, be safe,” a protester chanted after 8:30 p.m. “It’s over. Go to your cars. Be safe.”

Detroit police held their position on Michigan Avenue at 8:39 p.m. The crowd had been urging others to go home since 8 p.m. Most of the crowd did disperse.

As of 8:55 p.m., it appeared as though the protest had ended peacefully without arrests or violence.

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