|Photo Jeff Brown Purple Walrus Press.|
By Editor in Chief & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Hundreds of demonstrators participated in a peaceful Black Lives Matter demonstration and march in downtown Ypsilanti Saturday afternoon. The protest demonstration/march demanded justice in wake of the death of George Floyd who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020.
Demonstrators in Ypsilanti carried signs reading, Black Lives Matter, Silence Is Violence, and a large banner reading Strong Communities Make Police Obsolete. There was also a sign stating, Free The Press/Journalism Is Not A Crime.
Beginning at 2:00 PM, several speakers addressed the crowd that had gathered on Michigan Ave near the downtown Ypsilanti Public Library. At approximately 3:30, the demonstrators marched down Washington Street and turned left on Washtenaw Ave, before circling back to where protesters had gathered.
Photos Jeff Brown Purple Walrus Press.