By Detroit Fighting Words Staff
A demonstration was held outside the 36th District Court in Detroit on Mon. August 17, 2020 protesting the lifting of the moratorium on evictions imposed by both Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Chief Judge William McConico.
The participants denounced the impending evictions numbering in the thousands.
Due to the economic downturn prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic which has had a disproportionate impact on the city of Detroit, many working families have been thrown out of work and consequently losing their medical coverage amid the worst public health crisis in more than a century.
The picket line and press conference was called by Detroit Eviction Defense (DED) and supported by other groups including Detroit Renter City, Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroit Will Breathe, among others.