If you haven’t heard, Detroit protesters are now demonstrating. An ICE agent shot a presumably-unarmed man 10 times inside his house, as his family witnessed. Now, talks of riots are starting to surface.
If you’re a part of Twitter, you can type “Terrence Kellum” — or the several variations of his name’s spellings — in the search bar and see an array of protest postings from yesterday’s events. They are still going on and are even beginning to escalate.
Via Twitter, many young protesters — much like the rioters in Baltimore — have brought up the topic of rioting in Detroit. As violent as Detroit is known to be, all its own, a riot is the last thing the city needs. However, it’s a real possibility, depending on if the Detroit protesters get justice for Terrence Kellum.
As aforementioned, Kellum was shot 10 times. His family says that he was unarmed. However, authorities say that Terrence charged at them with a hammer. Whether unarmed or armed with a hammer, the consensus states that there was no reason to shoot him 10 times, right in front of his family.
Yesterday, Detroit protester videos were uploaded via social media, and you could hear in unison, “F*** the police!” And today, there are tweets coming in about riot rumors. People are pleading with Detroit’s youth to not start a riot. Will they listen?
As you can see from the following tweets from Detroit’s youthful protesters, they’re giving a lot of “what if”s, almost as if they can feel it coming, wanted or not.
Detroit finna have a riot pic.twitter.com/IG5VW9uElv
— tammy. (@Tammyrich_) April 27, 2015
Supposedly Detroit is gonna have a riot on Plymouth they already started protesting!
— Lyssia (@_lxvvx_) April 29, 2015
Let it be a riot in Detroit, I will perform the entire Thriller video
— Leolardo DiFatprio (@tryna_be_famous) April 28, 2015
Detroit is definitely not the place to riot at all! That’s not even something to joke about.
— FEARLESS (@DaddyPhil_) April 28, 2015
If Detroit had a riot aint nobody gone be safe
— Kiara (@Kiaaaraaaaa) April 28, 2015
Fave this tweet in remembrance: Terrance Kellum was murdered in Detroit yesterday. No media outlet is covering this. Soon, Detroit will riot
— ≠ (@DomiMxo) April 28, 2015
If Detroit have a riot we might start civil war
— #LongLiveTelly (@ShawnDenaro__) April 28, 2015
I remember how my parents use to tell me about ’67 Detroit riot when they were kids. How everything was crazy for about a week.
— EWay (@EWay21) April 28, 2015
Cops in Detroit don’t shoot us for no reason cuz they ain’t got enough artillery to prepare for a riot. Everyone and they kittens strapped
— Moby Dank (@Squil__) April 28, 2015
What are your thoughts? Will it happen? Or will Detroit stay the peaceful course? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments, below.
[Photo Credits: Twitter]