Hundreds walk across bridge to Belle Isle in silence to honor George Floyd
DETROIT A large crowd marched across the MacArthur Bridge to send a powerful message. READ: Protests against racial injustice, police brutality held in Detroit for 8th straight nightThe simple message of peace. Just about 1,000 people walking across the bridge to Belle Isle in complete silence in honor of George Floyd. Even former and current Detroit Lions joined in. The only way we can make change from being on the outside is by standing together and having a march like this, to bring awareness, said Joique Bell who was a Detroit Lions from 2011-2017.
MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle to close Friday for ‘Peace March’
DETROIT – A planned march against police brutality in Detroit on Friday will close the Belle Isle bridge for several hours. Michigan State Police issued this alert:On June 5th, the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle will be closed to vehicle traffic starting at 3 00 PM for the Belle Isle Peace March. If you are on the island after three you will not be able to leave the island till after the march is concluded. Peace March info:The program will begin at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5 at Gabriel Richard Park just off of E. Jefferson and end at Gabriel Richard ParkParking will be available just West of the MacArthur BridgeThe MacArthur Bridge will be closed during the March for participants to cross. Related: Protesters declare victory after Detroit police let them march without enforcing curfew
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- June 4, 2020
With the state cleared to begin reopening, many businesses and institutions are still trying to determine what reopening looks like -- especially schools. This list will be updated as new information is shared:The Detroit Zoo is set to reopen Monday, June 8 after being closed since mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic. Camping in Michigan state parks and recreation areas will resume June 22, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Although ticks can spread multiple illnesses, Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tick-borne disease in Michigan. The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 58,035 as of Wednesday, including 5,570 deaths, state officials report.