Ann Arbor’s protest on Thursday was one of many held throughout the week in response to the killing of George Floyd. Around 300 predominantly white community members gathered at West Park for a protest against police brutality and racial injustice.
Organized by local activist Ethan Ketner, the event featured speakers and a march through the surrounding neighborhoods, despite the almost 90 degree heat. Ketner and about 50 volunteers, including designated medics, handed out free water and snacks to attendees throughout the event. Protesters stopped traffic at one point at the Maple Road and Jackson Avenue intersection.