LANSING, MI/ AUGUST 28  4:00 – 7:00 PM EDT / “Let Them Play” Protest at Capital

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Parents and students gathered at the State Capitol to protest Executive Order 160 handed down by Governor Gretchen Whitmer which moved high school football to the Spring.

Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikoli Vitti is calling on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan High School Athletic Association to reinstate high school football this fall. “For many of our student-athletes, it is the reason to wake up in the morning and go to school, maintain better grades, and stay out of trouble.”

No count on attendance alhough 16,000 signatures on petition have been obtained to date.

No reports of injuries or arrests

Sources:

News:

https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/let-them-play-protest-rally-in-lansing-demands-high-school-football-reinstated-for-fall

https://www.fox47news.com/sports/rally-to-be-held-at-state-capitol-calling-on-high-school-football-to-resume-in-fall

https://www.fox47news.com/rebound/keeping-you-safe/detroit-superintendent-asks-gov-whitmer-mhsaa-to-reinstate-high-school-football