Tuesday, May 22, 2018

WLNS 6 News Lansing reports on MI PPC arrests at MI DHHS

Reposted from WLNS 6 on May 21, 2018

Multiple arrested at 'Poor People's Campaign' in Lansing

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) -- - Organizers of the Michigan "Poor People's Campaign" say 16 people were arrested during a rally Monday.

The organizers tell 6 News the protesters were blocking the entrance of the state Department of Health and Human Services when the arrests happened.

This is the second of six protests as part of a nationwide movement. The movement calls for racial, economic, environmental and immigration justice.

During the first protest, organizers say there were no arrests. They added there could be more at the next rally.

"We do anticipate that people will risk arrest," Ed Rowe, one of the protesters, said. "We don't know whether they will be arrested or not, but we pray if 30 states are acting together all at once, somebody might actually pay attention."

6 News reached out to Michigan State Police, who said more information would be released sometime Monday night.