42 arrested during Detroit protest against increased presence of federal agents

Operation Legend in Detroit focused on gun violence

Several arrests made at Detroit protest

DETROIT – Several people were arrested during a protest against Operation Legend on Saturday night in Downtown Detroit.

According to the Detroit Police Department, a total of 42 protesters were arrested. DPD did not offer specifics on the offenses, but say they range from multiple felony to misdemeanor.

The group Detroit Will Breathe organized the protest to speak out against federal agents who were sent by President Donald Trump’s administration to assist with increasing gun violence.

Between 70 to 100 people gathered to block Woodward Avenue between John R Street and Grand River.

Around midnight police gave several warnings before using tear gas to clear the crowd.

Detroit Will Breathe is holding a meeting at 6 p.m. today outside Detroit Police Headquarters to discuss last night’s protest and police response.

Operation Legend in Detroit

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Natasha Dado is a digital content producer for ClickOnDetroit.