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Detroiters to protest police brutality

From a Ferguson protest in New York City.
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Some Detroiters are taking part in a national day of action on Saturday to protest police brutality, especially against people of color.

Mahogany Dixon says she will be there. Dixon just graduated from high school. She and her friends found out about the event on social media, and they're using social media to encourage others to attend.
Dixon wants to call attention to a climate of fear among black youth in cities.

"We no longer want to be afraid just to leave our houses. We can't live like this anymore," she says.

The rally begins at 2:00 p.m. at Hart Plaza. Similar rallies will take place in more than two dozen cities in the U.S.

Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Public. She began her career at Michigan Public as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
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