Black Lives Matter protestors arrested at rally for Aiyana Jones in celebration of her 14th birthday

Posted at 8:02 PM, Jul 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 23:39:19-04

Six protesters were arrested Wednesday night, after they chained themselves to a Detroit police station in honor of a slain little girl.

Four women and two men were arrested at the 3rd Precinct in New Center. More than 70 demonstrators were there, on what would have been the 14th birthday of Aiyana Stanley Jones. 

They were demanding Joseph Weekly be fired. He's the officer who shot and killed the girl during a police raid in 2010. Charges were eventually dismissed.

Protest organizer Lauren Jordan told us, "It's not too much being chained to the police station. We want them to know we are here, we have a voice, and we want to be heard."

Aiyana's relatives watched everything unfold.

Charlotte Givens says, "It feels good to have support. It shows someone cares. We still haven't had closure."

Demonstrators also want lawmakers to take away millions of dollars given to Detroit Police, and give that money to schools.

Those protesters who were arrested are now facing disorderly conduct charges.