According to the Detroit Free Press, about 300 protesters took part in the demonstration when it started at Patton Park, but the crowd shrank as the march continued into the evening.
Jason Paskvan with the Detroit Indigenous Peoples Alliance also spoke to the crowd, saying Black people have disproportionately suffered during the coronavirus pandemic and throughout history.
According to The Detroit News, the people of Detroit have been protesting continuously for weeks since the death of George Floyd , who died on May 25 when former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck.
Although the demonstrations have been mostly peaceful, there was an incident in the first week of the protests where police used rubber bullets and tear gas to enforce a curfew, The Detroit News reported.
In a statement to The Detroit News, the police department said the officer was trying to escape after the crowd broke the back window.