Shelby Township, MI/ Oct. 24 2:00 – 5:00 PM EDT / March Against Racism and Police Brutality

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SHIFT continued four month old campaign to remove Shelby Twp. Chief of Police Robert Shelide.  Agenda: 2pm –Rally, 2:30 –Speakers, 4pm march

Hosted by:

  • SHIFT – suburban solidarity for social justice
  • Detroit Will Breathe

Additional groups in attendance:

  • MI Liberation
  • 313 Care Collective
  • Bike Blockers
  • National lawyers Guild Detroit & Michigan Chapter

Planet Fitness parking lot – 8260 23 Mile Rd, Shelby Township, MI, 23 Mile & Van Dyke.  The group left the parking lot at 23 Mile and Van Dyke and entered eastbound 23 Mile, blocking traffic.  10 protestors arrested,  four released that night, reminder facing felony charges dubbed the “Shelby 6”:  

  • 7 arrests made at march 
  • 3 arrests made when about 30 Detroit Will Breathe members assembled at the Shelby Township Police Department for “jail support”

62 people attended. DWB said two people were taken to the hospital for severe concussions after being arrested and assaulted by police. One female reported partially “strip searched” on street. Police said she stripped of her own accord.

10 counter protestors (including Proud Boys) gathered at Police Station  

Sources:

News:

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/macomb-county/2020/10/24/seven-arrested-black-lives-matter-protesters-march-shelby-township/6028842002/

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/macomb/2020/10/25/shelby-township-arrest-7-protestors-detroit-will-breath/6031730002/

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/local/2020/10/25/shelby-township-police-arrest-several-people-in-protest-march-against-racism-police-brutality/

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