2 BLM youth protests set in W. MI

Kent County

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Two youth protests were planned Friday for the Black Lives Matter movement in West Michigan. One took place in the Grand Rapids area and the other in Kalamazoo.

The organizers of both of these protests want to remind people that they will remain peaceful.

The first protest took place in East Grand Rapids at Reeds Lake. It’s being organized by the Youth of Greater Grand Rapids and will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required and those attending are encouraged to bring signs to help make their voices heard.

The second protest began at 12 p.m. Friday at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo. It’s scheduled to take place until 4 p.m. It’s organized by a group of Kalamazoo Central High School students. They wanted those attending to wear black and gray and face masks, and to bring signs.

>>Images from the protests

Organizers said anyone who doesn’t act in a peaceful manner would be asked to leave.

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