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Detroit reporter describes differences between US Capitol riot, BLM protests
“I’m still trying to gather my thoughts about what I saw yesterday,” Lewis said Thursday. The reporter had the opportunity to witness two historic events in Washington: Lewis covered the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests during the summer of 2020. He says he was there on the streets covering the events after Minneapolis police killed George Floyd in May. Read: Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrectionOver the summer, Lewis says officers dispersed BLM protesters in a matter of minutes. Related: Michigan leaders condemn ‘double standard’ of treatment of mostly white rioters at US Capitol
Michigan leaders condemn ‘double standard’ of treatment of mostly white rioters at US Capitol
Congresswoman Lawrence says, though it may be difficult for people to hear or even realize, the truth is that Capitol police would have responded differently Wednesday if the rioters Black instead of white. More: Race double standard clear in rioters’ Capitol insurrectionLawrence was among the many lawmakers inside the U.S. Capitol when the pro-Trump extremists stormed the building on Wednesday. Many are wondering why police had such a heavy presence amid largely peaceful BLM protests, but were hardly present amid such a violent riot Jan. 6. He also agrees there are major differences in the treatment of white and Black demonstrators by law enforcement. Congresswoman Lawrence says hearings will take place regarding what happened in Washington on Jan. 6 and the lack of security at the Capitol.
Protesters gather in Ypsilanti following mayor’s controversial comment
YPSILANTI, Mich. – A Black Lives Matter protest was held in Ypsilanti on Saturday in support of the nation’s condemnation of racism and police brutality. UPDATE June 23, 2020: Ypsilanti mayor resigns: ‘I am deeply sorry to have my service end on this note’Dozens of demonstrators gathered along Michigan Avenue Saturday afternoon amid Metro Detroit’s fourth week of protests following the killing of George Floyd. Saturday’s protest comes amid a controversial moment for Ypsilanti: Protesters have been demanding an apology from Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert, a White woman, after making an inappropriate remark this week. All of those actions were racist,” Bashert said in the Facebook post. MORE: Ypsilanti mayor apologizes for racist comment about Black residentAnother protest is scheduled for Monday in Ypsilanti, as some critics are asking Bashert to resign.
Protesters gather in Ypsilanti following mayor's controversial comment
Protesters gather in Ypsilanti following mayor's controversial commentPublished: June 20, 2020, 6:37 pmA Black Lives Matter protest was held in Ypsilanti on Saturday after the city's mayor Beth Bashert was called out for making an inappropriate comment.