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Harbaugh joins Michigan players in peaceful protest

Field Level Media

June 02, 2020 at 10:16 pm.

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh walked with members of his football team and local leaders in a peaceful protest in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Tuesday.

The walk organized by former Michigan football walk-on Mahmoud Issa included Mayor Christopher Taylor and Ann Arbor Police Chief Michael Cox.

Harbaugh posted to Twitter his thoughts on George Floyd’s May 25 death in police custody in Minneapolis, which has prompted protests across the United States including Issa’s march on Tuesday.

“I believe in equal justice for all,” Harbaugh wrote. “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!”

Issa said Michigan wanted to make sure their connection to the march was known in hopes of driving more interest in participation.

“It led everyone to come out to help,” Issa told the Detroit Free Press. “We all know there’s unrest going on in the community. Everyone wants to do something, but they just don’t know where to start. By starting this, it gave everyone an easy way to help out, make a difference and get the message out.”