Detroit mayor, Pistons announce new COVID-19 safe programming at parks
DETROIT The City of Detroit and the Detroit Pistons announced the launch of an enhanced eight-week Pistons Neighbors Program beginning July 29 that will provide free programming for children and families at Adams Butzel Recreation Complex, Clark Park, Palmer Park, Pingree Park and Jayne Field/Lasky Recreation Center in Detroit. The five city parks will host safe and socially distanced programming for all ages. Funding for the programming is being provided by the William Davidson Foundation, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, and the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons Neighbors Program builds on the six-week program at Bennett and Rouge parks in the summer of 2019 and reaffirms the Detroit Pistons commitments to Detroits parks. Renovating courts is not where our commitment ends, its just the beginning, said Detroit Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem.
Detroit police declare unlawful assembly on 2nd night of protests over killing of George Floyd
DETROIT The Detroit Police Department declared protests in Downtown Detroit an unlawful assembly after crowds refused to leave on the second night of unrest in the city following the killing of George Floyd. WATCH: @HankWinchester reports from the 2nd night of protests in Downtown Detroit: pic.twitter.com/QWmqPj1xXX Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) May 31, 2020An organized protest began around 5 p.m. in Detroit on Saturday and marched through Corktown and Southwest Detroit. After the organize march ended, many protestors continued into Downtown Detroit and eventually onto I-375. Leaders call out protesters from suburbs who participated in violent Detroit George Floyd protestThe group exited the freeway and entered back into Downtown Detroit. WATCH: Detroit Police Chief James Craig addressed the media after the 2nd night of protests in Downtown Detroit: pic.twitter.com/Q5pBD1lryn Local 4 WDIV Detroit (@Local4News) May 31, 2020Police make their move crossing Mich Ave by MGM Casino #DetroitProtest @Local4News pic.twitter.com/pGJVcSJ0WE Hank Winchester (@hankwinchester) May 31, 2020