Protesters are gathering at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit at 8 p.m. Friday to call attention to this week’s shootings of two black men.
It’s the first large gathering expected in Detroit after the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Word of the gathering slowly began to spread Thursday on social media.
On Tuesday, Sterling was shot multiple times while being pinned down by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A Minnesota police officer shot Castile on Wednesday while his girlfriend said he was reaching for his ID during a traffic stop.
We will provide live and follow-up coverage of the protest.
Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.