Detroit business owner disagrees with protesters demand to end Project Green Light
The idea behind Project Green Light is to use cameras linked to police to keep the community safe. 2 was to end Project Green Light. Now there are Project Green Light cameras all over the city. Beydoun said hes seen an increase in business because of Project Green Light. It will be up to them if Project Green Light continues or is shut down, Beydoun said.
Detroit police rush protesters to make arrests Tuesday night after curfew
DETROIT A journalist was among a group of people wrestled to the ground and cuffed Tuesday night after what was up until that point a peaceful protest in Detroit. Protesters remained peaceful and held their ground until police began making arrests around 8:45 p.m. The citys curfew is 8 p.m. to 5 p.m.Watch the arrests in the video above. We dont want to ticket anybody.Video repeatedly shows protesters did not instigate violence against police, but they were arrested for violating curfew. Tuesday night arrests countDetroit police announced Wednesday morning that 127 people were arrested Tuesday night -- 60 males and 67 females.
Detroit police deputy chief gets emotional speaking about taking knee with protestors
DETROIT While speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon Detroit Deputy Police Chief Todd Bettison talked about the emotional toll the protests are having on him and fellow officers. He got emotional at the press conference as he talked about how and why he took a knee with protestors. Monday nights protests in Detroit over the death of Floyd is being hailed as the most peaceful. Only a total of 40 people were arrested as opposed to 110 who were arrested Sunday. Floyd died after an officer pressed his knee into the Minnesota mans neck for minutes, even after he stopped moving.
Detroit police say outsiders coming to city to turn protests into chaos
DETROIT Detroit police officers are working closely with the FBI to identify and track outsiders who are coming to the city and trying to turn protests into chaos. These individuals have an agenda, Detroit police Chief James Craig said. Craig said he believes theyre in the city to tear down the bridges police have spent years building with the Detroit community. We know that, and we are poised to address it.Police have arrested people coming into the city from Washington, D.C., Nashville and Ohio. The majority of the arrests at Downtown Detroit protests have been people from the Metro Detroit suburbs, including Ferndale, Ann Arbor, Farmington Hills and Orion Township.
Steps for avoiding spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) after protesting
Here are some steps to take to avoid spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19) if youre participating in protests. The coronavirus is still circulating in our communities, and obviously, many people in the crowds werent wearing masks. That could increase the risk of spreading COVID-19 in communities that havent been hit as hard during the pandemic. The incubation time is generally somewhere between five and 14 days. Remember, you might not have symptoms, but you can still spread the virus if youre infected.