Tomorrow: Hundreds of Protesters to March on Detroit in Call for Justice

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Tomorrow: Hundreds of Protesters to March on Detroit in Call for Justice

Detroit March for Justice Unites Detroiters Across All Spectrums to Come Together and Stand Up Against Injustice.

WASHINGTON - Across the country and especially in Detroit, injustice has disproportionately exposed low income communities and communities of color to any manner of risk, whether it’s inadequate housing, racial injustice, dirty air and water, pollution, or the effects of climate disruption. Tomorrow, at the Detroit March 4 Justice, Michiganders from across the state are joining Detroiters in solidarity as they take to the streets to fight back against injustice in all its forms. 

What: Michiganders will be marching from Roosevelt Park to Hart Plaza to voice their disapproval of the many injustices plaguing the city. Following the march will be a rally at Hart Plaza with speakers from the diverse coalition organizing the march, and petitions on a broad range of Detroit issues. After the rally, marchers will have the opportunity to partake in two community service events around the city.

When:
12 Noon: March for Justice steps off
2:00 p.m.: Rally at Hart Plaza

Where: The march will begin at Roosevelt Park, Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48216, and continue down Michigan Avenue and Washington Boulevard, ending at Hart Plaza, 1 Hart Plaza, Detroit, MI 48226.

Who: Speakers include:
Reverend Alonzo Bell
Councilwoman Joanne Watson, Former Detroit City Council Member
Aaron Mair, Sierra Club President
Aaron McCarthy, Southern Christian Leadership Conference Detroit Chapter President
Maureen Taylor, Michigan Welfare Rights

Visuals: Visuals include hundreds of marchers holding colorful hand painted signs ranging from tall sunflowers with different issues areas in the center, to slogans calling for justice on a broad range of issues.

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