(WLNS) – On a busy game-day in East Lansing– a protest shut down the intersection of Abbott and Grand River.
Christa Lamendola has the story.
“We just played dead like we were one of the protestors that was killed.”
Four and a half minutes— that’s how long this busy intersection in East Lansing was shut down…. But it wasn’t because of the MSU basketball game.
“We laid down for four and a half minutes because Michael Brown’s body was left dead in the street for four and a half hours which is too long for a dead body to lay in the street,” said protest organizer Tyler Clifford.
This protest is just one of many nationally– after grand juries did not find police criminally responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
“This is not just about cops this is not just about white people– this is a humane issue,” said Clifford.
And this wasn’t the only road blocked on Saturday—-
Protestors also marched on the streets to the Breslin Center and staged another die-in at the entrances to Saturday’s game, forcing Spartan fans to step over protestors to get inside.
But the organizer of this protest says this won’t be the last time people speak out on this issue.
“If you protest once you got to keep doing it until something changes one time doing something doesn’t change anything,”said Clifford.
And while the protesters made their point among the game-day crowds– and with a police presence near-by.
The protest here started and ended– peacefully.