Lansing streets blocked in prisons protest

LANSING (AP) — A group of protesters briefly shut down streets in downtown Lansing during a rally where they protested the prison system in Michigan and across the nation.

The protesters chanted and banged drums Friday as they blocked streets in Michigan's capital during their protest outside the Michigan Department of Corrections headquarters.

Upset motorists honked their horns and at least one vehicle drove slowly through the crowd of protesters, who moved aside.

Organizer Alejo Stark of East Lansing”"don't stop the violence in our society, they produce it.”

The Lansing State Journal reports the march was planned in solidarity with a march scheduled for Saturday in Washington, D.C.