DETROIT (WWJ) – The reported tasing by police in Mississippi of a retired Detroit Public School teacher who was leading a peaceful protest is the subject of two events Saturday.

A rally is planned in Natchez, Mississippi and an organizational meeting will be held in Detroit at King Solomon Baptist Church.

Reverend Charles Williams III, President of National Action Network’s Michigan Chapter, says Mississippi and federal officials will also be called to action.

“We are calling on the Mississippi State Attorney General as well as the Federal Attorney General, to begin an investigation. So, we’re looking for them to be fired. We’re looking for them to be prosecuted. And, we’re looking for a state and federal investigation — immediately,” said Rev. Williams.

Former teacher Debra Pernell-Simmons, leader of the Mississippi National Action Network, was reportedly tasered by a cop while two others restrained her.


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