DETROIT – A crowd gathered in Detroit on Monday to protest police brutality following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last week.
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.
Watch Jason Colthorp’s report below: