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Friday, July 8, 2016

Demonstrations in support of black lives planned across Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 2:21 PM

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Various demonstrations in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Delrawn Small at the hands of law enforcement are set to take place in metro Detroit in the coming weeks. 

Here's a comprehensive list of the events Metro Times has received word of so far. We will continue to update this list as more information is known.  

Friday, July 8 - Campus Martius

Reports of an 8 p.m. demonstration at the downtown landmark have been widely circulated, though an organizing body has not been identified as far as we know.  

Monday, July 11 - Southfield High School 

A peaceful protest at Southfield High School, with keynote speaker Mikiah Keener, an 18 year-old minister at Triumph Church, is planned for next week at 6 p.m. 

Metro Times spoke with one of the event organizers Ramoni Overton. 
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"Our goal is to have a peaceful protest, & speak to the community about how we can further the Black Lives Matter movement. We want to discuss the inequality that minorities face, and the community's anger about police brutality," she says. 

Monday, July 25 - location TBD

A candlelight memorial is planned for Sterling, Castile, and Small. Details are still to come, but check the Facebook event page for updates.

Other events outside Detroit: 
A rally to end police shootings is being held in Lansing, Friday, July 8 at 6 p.m. at Union Missionary Baptist Church. More details here

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