Greater Emmanuel COGIC in Detroit Urges End to Police Violence Against Black Men

 

Members of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church Choir sing in praise Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 as all members think about the theme of the the day: "Black Lives Matter." They wear black to stand in unity. This is in wake of the New York death of Eric Garner and the Missouri death of Michael Brown. (Photo: Detroit Free Press)
Members of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church Choir sing in praise Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 as all members think about the theme of the the day: “Black Lives Matter.” They wear black to stand in unity. This is in wake of the New York death of Eric Garner and the Missouri death of Michael Brown. (Photo: Detroit Free Press)

A thousand worshipers filed Greater Emmanuel church on Detroit’s west side, shouting “black lives matter” and calling for an end to police violence against young black men in nations cities.

A thousand worshipers filled one of Detroit’s largest churches Sunday to send out a message to the neighborhoods, the city and the nation.

“Black lives matter!” chanted members of the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, waving their hands, some shouting “Praise the Lord.”

“Black lives matter!” young children sang out.

Like thousands of churches across the nation commemorating Black Lives Matter Sunday most of those in the church wore black to bring attention to young black men killed by police in recent months. The nationwide event follows massive protests in several cities, including New York and Boston, where tens of thousands of marchers rallied against recent killings, including the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the choke-hold death of Staten Island father Eric Garner.

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Source: Detroit Free Press | L.L. Brasier

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