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SUV Pushes Through Racist Graffiti Protesters In Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities are investigating after an SUV pushed through a crowd protesting racist graffiti left on an Eastern Michigan University building.

Washtenaw County sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson tells The Associated Press Wednesday that the group included students marching Tuesday afternoon from the Ypsilanti campus to the president’s home.

Jackson says the SUV driver appeared to be making way slowly through the protesters, “then, at some point, took off.” A motorcycle was struck.

Bystander video shows a few shocking seconds of the SUV driving through the protesters and speeding away.

The SUV driver was questioned. No injuries were reported and no charges have been filed.

Jackson says some of the marchers have participated in past Black Lives Matter events.

The graffiti was found Tuesday and included the letters “KKK” and a racial epithet. School officials say another racial slur was found Wednesday in a stairwell. Both have been removed.

Eastern Michigan President James Smith said in a statement Tuesday that the university “strongly condemns such a racist and thoughtless act.” Smith adds that he hopes nearby security cameras will provide evidence.
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One Comment

  1. Gregg Roberts says:

    Those kids should heed to oncoming traffic. An automobile will win every time especially if the driver is an idiot.

  2. dannyboy says:

    Those protestors probably wrote that graffitti themselves, just to have something to “protest”. Who can blame that driver-should he have stopped, and been assaulted or killed? Not me.

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