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Participants in a protest in downtown Detroit laid down on the pavement as if they were dead,  demonstrating in honor of  Eric Garner. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

‘Die-In’ Held In Detroit To Protest Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case

Participants laid down on the pavement as if they were dead before marching down Woodward Ave.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2014

Fast food workers demand higher wages during a protest at a McDonalds on the Detroit/Southfield border. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Michigan Workers Push For Higher Fast-Food Wages; Protesters Promise To Be Peaceful

Supporters of boosting the minimum wage in metro Detroit are making their collective voices heard Thursday morning.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2014

Families take part in a rally surrounding the events in Ferguson. (WWJ/Sandra McNeill)

Conyers Calls For Peaceful Ferguson Protests, Says There Could Still Be Indictment, Trial

“We are reaching a boiling point in this country.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2014

Demonstrators wait outside the Ferguson police department for the grand jury's announcement in the Michael Brown case on November 24, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Ferguson has been struggling to return to normal after Brown, an 18-year-old black man, was killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on August 9. His death has sparked months of sometimes violent protests in Ferguson. A grand jury today declined to indict officer Wilson.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Protests Planned In Detroit After Grand Jury Declines To Indict Ferguson Cop In Shooting

A Grand Jury has decided not to indict a white police officer who killed a black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/25/2014

Dozens of people were arrested during a minimum wage protest outside a Detroit McDonald's. (Credit: Bill Szumanski/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Dozens Arrested During Minimum Wage Protest At Detroit McDonald’s

Those arrested were among the crowd of about 100 protesters marching around the fast food restaurant on Mack Avenue.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2014

A group of Detroit area pastors demonstrate for justice in the Michael Brown case. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Chanting ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot!’ Detroit Pastors Demand Justice For Michael Brown

A small, diverse group of clergy marched to the office of U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Barbara McQuade,

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/25/2014

Actor Mark Ruffalo appears in a crowd at a protest of water shutoffs in Detroit on July 18, 2014. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Hundreds Turn Out To Protest Detroit Water Shutoffs

Among them was “Avengers” actor Mark Ruffalo, who appeared unexpectedly, calling on others to join the demonstration.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/18/2014

Detroiter Ken Betheaw joins a unique demonstration on Belle Isle. (credit: Kathryn Larson/WWJ)

‘Unfairly Targeted’ Belle Isle Bicyclists Are Latest To Complain About Alleged Excessive Policing

Meet the new “Freedom Riders” …

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/09/2014

(Photo Credit: Stephanie Davis/WWJ Newsradio 950)

BAMN Members Protest UM Admission Policies

Things got loud inside the University of Michigan’s admissions office… it was part of a protest over the lack of minorities admitted to the school.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2014

Local postal workers protest outside a Staples store in Dearborn. (Jon Hewett/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Mail Carriers Protest Staples Postal Counters

Postal workers across metro Detroit get out on the picket line to express their displeasure over a reported plan to put U.S. postal counters in Staples stores nationwide.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/24/2014

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