Photo Gallery: Grand Rapids Black Lives Matter Protest

Saturday, June 13, 2020 - 9:26pm

 

I havent been downtown since last year,” I said to my friend during the Black Lives Matter march in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. 

Marching through downtown Grand Rapids, a city Ive always seen as WASP-y (emphasis on the W), was the most pride and acceptance Ive ever felt as a Grand Rapids resident. We peacefully walked through the busiest intersections in the city and stopped traffic; some of those stopped got out of their cars and joined us in our march or honked their horns with our chants.

But,” I said, this is fitting.