FLINT TWP, Mich. (WEYI) - What started out as a small protest grew to a large protest with people marching down Miller Road in Flint Township.
The protesters were marching to bring attention to the death of George Floyd and what they say is injustice.
When protesters arrived at the Flint Twp. police station they were met by police in riot gear.
Genesee County Sheriff Chris Swanson talked with the protesters and ended up joining them in the march.
Swanson walked with protesters talking to them about the George Floyd situation and how law enforcement and the community can better work together.
While the Sheriff and the protesters were marching down the street many other American cities were on fire from riots.
Swanson gave a speech to everyone at the end of the evening:
Sunday morning the Flint Township Police Department released this statement:
On Saturday May 30th 2020 at approximately 6:00 pm, officers with the Flint Township Police Department began monitoring a scheduled protest resulting from the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Several hundred protesters on foot and in vehicles marched and drove from Target on Miller Rd. to the Flint Township Police station over the course of several hours. The protest remained peaceful for the entire duration.
The Flint Township Police Department respects the communities freedom of speech and their desire to demonstrate peacefully. No arrests were made during this event.
The Flint Township Police Department was assisted by Michigan State Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Office, City of Flint Police Department, Metro Police Authority of Genesee County, Clayton Township Police Department, City of Burton Police Department, Mt. Morris Township Police Department, Bishop Airport Police, Genesee Township Police Department, Davison Township Police Department, Genesee County Parks Ranger Division, Genesee County Central Dispatch, Genesee County Road Commission, and the Flint Township Fire Department. Their assistance during this event was greatly appreciated.