40 Detroit Organizations Demand Resignation of Police Chief

By Detroit Fighting Words Staff

Various community based organizations are demanding change and an end to state repression. They held a press conference on September 3 on Detroit’s eastside.

Several speakers drew the connection between the Trump White House and Mayor Duggan’s regime. People have been brutalized and arrested since late May in line with oppressive measures dictated from Washington to Chief Craig and Mayor Duggan.

Participating organizations in the press conference included the Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Council, Democratic Socialists of America Detroit chapter, Moratorium NOW! Coalition, Detroit Will Breathe, Community Builders of Detroit, the Yemeni Liberation Movement of Detroit, among others.

After the press conference a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order against the Detroit Police department prohibiting the use of chokeholds, chemical crowd-control agents and batons.

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