Jim Harbaugh takes part in Ann Arbor protest against police brutality
Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh joined protestors at a rally against police brutality in Ann Arbor on Tuesday morning.
Harbaugh also participated in a protest walk that traveled through the university’s downtown campus.
Jim Harbaugh, sporting a maize and blue mask, took part in an anti-police brutality march in Ann Arbor this morning.— Aaron McMann (@AaronMcMann) June 2, 2020
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The march, organized by former Michigan football walk-on and community leader Mahmoud Issa, was also attended by Wolverines basketball’s Isaiah Livers along with several Michigan football players.
“They wanted to make sure they could help out to make sure their connection (to the march) was known,” Issa said of the turnout by individuals involved in Michigan athletics, via Samuel Dodge of MLive.com. “It led everyone to come out to help.”
Harbaugh participation in the rally followed his calling that justice needs to be “equal and fair for all” in a tweet amid the ongoing fallout from the death of George Floyd while in custody of Minneapolis police last week.
I am really proud of @JayHarbaugh @JamesHarbaughJr @grace_harbaugh for expressing themselves.— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) May 31, 2020
I believe in equal justice for all.
All injustice should be confronted and punished. It has to be equal and fair for all, and no one can be above the law. I pray we can get there! https://t.co/d7JQkZqdzW
Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox, Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton and Mayor Christopher Taylor, who also participated in the protest, addressed the crowd of 100 people in attendance before the march commenced.