Grand Circus Park
Several groups rallied Sunday night at a downtown Detroit park to protest the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida.
After a decade-long battle, Detroit’s Hotel Charlevoix has been approved for demolition. The tear-down in Grand Circus Park could begin as early as next week.
Occupy protesters are using May Day — International Workers Day — as the time to mark their return to Detroit and re-occupy Grand Circus Park. It’s part of a nationwide demonstration of a day without the “99 percent.”
Hundreds of members of Occupy Detroit are expected to take part in rallies, teach-ins and marches downtown Thursday afternoon as part of a National Day of Action by the Occupy Movement.
Detroit City Council approved only a one-week permit extension for Occupy Detroit protesters, while the group had hoped for two weeks.
Occupy Detroit has been given a reprieve.
For the past month, Occupy Detroit protesters have been camped out at Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit. Now, it appears the city wants them to roll up their sleeping bags and un-occupy the park.
Redevelopers of one of Detroit’s earliest and tallest “skyscrapers” are offering a progress report on its $53 million restoration project.
In a muddy field across from Grand Circus Park, dozens of fans frrom across the state showed up hoping to appear in the video for Kid’s song, “Care.”
As police in riot gear and swat teams break up anti-Wall Street protests across the country, here in Motown all is quiet at “Occupy Detroit.”