Ambassador bridge protest: 'Take back our park'

Leaders of the groups Friends of Riverside Park and Bridge Watch Detroit don’t want to lay all their cards on the table just yet, but they are promising some big excitement will be provided this Friday afternoon (June 3) for the adventurous souls who head on down to the Riverside Park Extension in southwest Detroit adjacent to the Ambassador Bridge.

You know the park. It is the one where Matty Moroun and his Detroit International Bridge Co. have erected an illegal fence that they refuse to tear down. The city has been tied up in court trying to get these squatters off of their property for more than 2-1/2 years now.

The flier we received about Friday’s event says this:

“Let’s rally for Riverside! Now is the time to come together to mobilize a few hundred people to take back our park. Invite all your friends and family of all ages as we want a critical mass of people for this event!”

The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. For more info e-mail [email protected]

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