DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - “We are the 99 percent,” shouted protesters. They came, and occupied the base of Ambassador Bridge off Fort Street blocking trucks coming into the country with a bold message about being heard.
State Representative Rashida Tlaib placed herself in front of a black semi, surrounded by Occupy Detroit members, union members and members of the Southwest community with a grudge against the owner of the Ambassador Bridge.
Reverend Charles Williams, II of Historic King Solomon Baptist Church was in the crowd with a mega phone "this guy just came in and bought all this property, bribes people, what about what is in the best interest of the community, he's the 1% we are talking about."
Detroit Deputy Police Chief James Tolbert kept the peace along with more than a dozen officers and border patrol agents.
For them it was all about safety, for the group it was all about the message and a mutual respect made for no arrests.
"If they would have gone any further we were prepared to take action, but they said they were gonna leave and rather than give out felony arrests we just waited it out.”
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