Local activists are working to educate and keep protests peaceful around metro Detroit

Dozens of people came out to the historic King Solomon Baptist church in Detroit on Saturday to talk about a timely topic.

You've seen it on the news time and time again, protests that have turned violent. But organizers of this event say it doesn't have to be that way.

Members of the National Action Network on Saturday reflected on the recent violence happening in cities all across the country while using it as a teaching tool.

The goal is to educate people on how to keep protests peaceful and organized while still having their voices heard.

Community activists say those who want positive change must understand that violence will never help them achieve it.

In fact civil disobedience often goes against their cause.


They say successful demonstrations start with being prepared and well trained.

Reverend Charles Williams said, "I think Detroit serves as a model for protests, demonstrations and organization when you have them together and use them effectively you will certainly get good results."

Organizers say they meet often to talk about ways to keep protests peaceful. They are in the process of planning a protest outside the immigration office in Detroit in the coming weeks for the young ma, Terrance Kellom that was killed by an ice agent.


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