By Detroit Fighting Words Staff
People took to the streets of downtown Detroit again on Saturday, September 5, 2020.The youth-led action was held in opposition to police brutality, the deployment of federal agents to the city and the existing corporate-controlled administration in Detroit.
This manifestation comes in the aftermath of the filing of a lawsuit in Federal District Court earlier in the week by members of Detroit Will Breathe (DWB) and others after a series of vicious attacks by Detroit police involving beatings, gassing and false arrests of over 400 people on spurious charges. The demonstrations have further exposed the links between The Trump White House and the Duggan regime occupying City Hall.
In response to the lawsuit and growing support for DWB by over 40 community-based organizations in the city, a federal judge issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) prohibiting the use of batons, chemical weapons and chokeholds on demonstrators who have marched through areas of the city after the police execution of George Floyd in Minneapolis. During the summer Detroit cops have gunned down four African Americans, three fatally.
The family of 20-year old Hakim Littleton who was killed by police in July, have joined and led the demonstrations daily.