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Large crowd chanting, "I can't breathe" protests at Michigan Capitol

Abigail Censky

A large crowd chanting “I can’t breathe” laid on the grounds of the state Capitol in Lansing on Sunday.

The chants echoed the cries of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest.

The Lansing protesters also chanted “love over hate,” and then marched through downtown Lansing. 

The Lansing rally was part of a dozen protests against police brutality across Michigan this weekend. Protesters clashed with police in Detroit on Saturday night, and extensive vandalism took place in Grand Rapids.


Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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