This is what abortion protests look like in Washington D.C. right now
The Supreme Court on Friday stripped away the nation’s constitutional protections for abortion that had stood for nearly a half-century. The decision by the court’s conservative majority overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling and is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states.
This is what protests on the Roe v. Wade situation look like across the country
Protests have erupted all over the country after Politico released a leaked initial draft majority opinion indicating the U.S. Supreme Court would overturn two abortion-related cases, which would end federal protection of abortion rights.
Protesters defy court order to end blockade at Ambassador Bridge
An Ontario judge gave the protesters until 7 p.m. Friday (Feb. 11) to clear the area or face being arrested. We are now four hours past that deadline, and the protesters haven’t gone anywhere. They’ve been told to leave by police who are on the scene.
Rick Wershe Jr. and others protest prison sentence of Metro Detroit dispensary owner
On Wednesday, supporters of Rudi Gammo, including Rick Wershe Jr., gathered outside the Oakland County courthouse. Gammo is charged with operating a city-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan back in 2018 before voters approved of legalizing adult use of marijuana.
‘Labels matter’ -- Michigan lawmakers push for stronger federal terrorism laws
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan is once again taking the lead on domestic terrorism across the country. The Homeland Security subcommittee on terrorism -- led by former CIA analyst and Department of Defense official Michigan Rep. Elissa Slotkin -- argued the U.S. should shift its focus from foreign terrorism to domestic. “While external threats remain, the single greatest threat to our country right now is the threat of domestic terrorism and the tensions and polarization between us,” Slotkin said. AdSlotkin cited a new Homeland Security threat assessment that detailed that 2020 was a perfect storm for radical domestic groups. “Our government must send its own message back by labeling extremist violence as domestic terrorism.
Rally in Downtown Detroit calls for an end to hate against Asian Americans
DETROIT – A large group marched through the streets of Detroit, calling for an end to violence against the Asian American community Sunday. Six of those killed were Asian women. READ: As virus-era attacks on Asians rise, past victims look backAdDuring the pandemic, hate crimes against Asian Americans jumped nearly 150% with about 3,800 incidents reported. “As Asian American women, we wonder what are the places that are safe for us?”More than a hundred people showed up for the Stop Asian Hate vigil in Downtown Detroit. You can reach out by email or call the Hate Crimes Unit at 313-456-0200.
Michigan lawmakers join 7UP workers picketing in Redford
REDFORD, Mich. – For the 10th day in a row, 7UP workers picket outside the distribution center in Redford. Workers said they are on strike to fight a two-tier wage system and for a fair disciplinary process. “He worked for this company and he’s out here saying he’s never seen anything like this. “They’re not going to let their jobs get diminished. We’re not going to work for a second-tier wage.”Parent company Keurig Dr Pepper released the following statement regarding the strike:
U-M students, parents rally for in-person graduation
Parents and students gathered in Ann Arbor Saturday to preserve a big milestone at the University of Michigan. READ: ‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduationA rally was held to push U-M officials to hold an in-person graduation. The attendees of the rally chanted “Big House, big day, in-person graduation all the way,” in front of Michigan Union on State Street. RELATED: Some University of Michigan students and parents push for in-person commencementOther Big Ten universities -- including Michigan State University and Purdue University -- have announced they will do some sort of an in-person graduation, which is why these parents and students believe Michigan can find a way. However, some parents and students think the university can come up with a plan to do it now while the students are still on campus.
‘We’re coming no matter what’: Parents, students rally at U-M in Ann Arbor for an in-person graduation
Parents and students rally outside the Michigan Union on March 6, 2021, calling for an in-person Spring Commencement. ANN ARBOR – A group of University of Michigan parents and students gathered outside the Michigan Union on Saturday afternoon calling for the school to offer an in-person graduation. AdU-M parent and rally organizer Tammy Dahlstrom holds a sign on S. State Street in Ann Arbor on March 6, 2021. There’s no real reason why we can’t do it.”Dahlstrom said the group wants one graduation ceremony at Michigan Stadium, which could be smaller than normal years. Senior Claire DiFranco (right) rallies for an in-person gradution at University of Michigan's Ann Arbor campus on March 6, 2021.
Residents protest KKK flag displayed in Grosse Pointe Park home facing Black neighbor
GROSSE POINTE PARK, Mich. – A steady flowing line of protesters Sunday circled their way around Wayburn Street in Grosse Pointe Park to clearly voice their disgust of an open display of racism. Their protest comes after a home displayed a red black and white Ku Klux Klan flag in window facing an African American woman’s home. Officials with the city of Grosse Pointe Park released the following statement:AdAt approximately 3:00pm Tuesday February 16th the Grosse Pointe Park Department of Public Safety was made aware of a Ku Klux Klan flag displayed in a window that faces the home of an African-American woman. The Grosse Pointe Park Public Safety Department serves all residents of our community no matter their race, color, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion. City of Grosse Pointe ParkThe Grosse Pointes and Harper Woods branch of the NAACP released the following statement:
Ann Arbor students, parents rally at Skyline High School to demand return to hybrid learning
A high school student holds up a sign at a protest outside Skyline High School in Ann Arbor on Feb. 20, 2021. ANN ARBOR – Dozens of students and parents stood outside Skyline High School holding signs and giving speeches on Saturday, calling for the Ann Arbor Board of Education to continue with their original plans to return to school buildings beginning in March. AdAnn Arbor Public Schools students hold up signs at a rally to reopen schools at Skyline High School on Feb. 20, 2021. Skyline High School senior Eli Hendricks addresses a crowd of students and parents outside his school in Ann Arbor on Feb. 20, 2021. Signs posted outside Skyline High School's student entrance in Ann Arbor call for the return to hybrid learning.
Ann Arbor high school students to protest Saturday, demand return to schools
ANN ARBOR – High schoolers have organized a rally to take place at Skyline High School on Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. calling for the return to in-person learning. The move comes days after the Ann Arbor School Board made a motion to direct Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift to recommend that the majority of students remain in a virtual setting for the rest of the year. Ad“I created a Google form asking Ann Arbor students to express how they feel about online school and if they want to go in person. Parent group Ann Arbor Reasonable Return raised over $30,000 in less than 24 hours to establish a political action committee against the Ann Arbor School Board over its quick motion to potentially change its return to school plan it laid out in January. AdRelated reading:Ann Arbor School Board will vote next week on plan to continue virtual learning through end of yearHundreds of physicians, psychologists call for Ann Arbor Public Schools to reopenParents call for schools to reopen at rally in downtown Ann Arbor
Detroit to dismiss some tickets issued during Floyd protests
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)Detroit will dismiss most misdemeanor citations issued last spring during several days of protests against police brutality following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, a city official said Tuesday. Most of the tickets written from May 31 through June 2 were for curfew violations as hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Detroit. The city expects to dismiss 238 of the 245 tickets issued on those three days, Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence Garcia said. Dozens of demonstrators received appearance citations for violating the city’s 8 p.m. curfew, Garcia said in a statement. Prosecutors in Los Angeles also decided not to charge thousands of protesters arrested for violating curfew and other police orders.
‘It’s an environment of hope’ -- Thousands protest in Detroit in support of Indian farmers
DETROIT – More than 1,000 Indian-American across Metro Detroit held a car rally Sunday in support of Indian farmers. The image of an elderly Sikh man being beaten by an Indian paramilitary officer has galvanized more support than any other. The protest in Detroit joined protests happening all around the world with residents fighting to protect their way of life on the other side of the world. “That’s what common people want.”“The way of life for so many families -- including mine -- is farming,” said Manvir Sandhu. “This shows democracy.”“It’s an environment of hope,” Manvir Sandhu said.
Nightside Report Jan. 17, 2021: Police outnumber protesters at Michigan Capitol, Wayne County to reschedule virus vaccinations amid supply shortage
At its busiest, close to two dozen armed protesters gathered, but they were significantly outnumbered by law enforcement. Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said there was no violence and no arrests were made. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Still slippery with flurries, snow showers Sunday eveningSnow showers continue Sunday evening. So far, a trace to a half-inch of snow has fallen Sunday. Another trace to half-inch is possible overnight.
The Purple Pig employees protest over concerns of coronavirus safety negligence
“It starts small,” Love said about the number of people who showed up at the protest outside the acclaimed restaurant in the heart of Chicago’s Michigan Avenue business district. Others voiced their support in private but were hesitant to attend the protest out of fear of losing their jobs, Love said. Another employee, who also called for the protest, did not attend because she says she thinks she is sick with the coronavirus. A third employee emailed a statement to the Tribune, detailing the last seven months of his employment and echoing many of the grievances raised by Love.chicagotribune.com