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File photo of Law Enforcement During Proud Boys March in downtown Kalamazoo August 15, 2020
John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas says the Proud Boys wanted to create a stir when they came to Kalamazoo last month, and “they did it.” 

John McNeill / WMUK

Kalamazoo City Commissioners are working on policies for future protests. 

Kalamazoo County Administration Building - file photo from WMUK
WMUK

Kalamazoo County Commissioners have approved creating a commission to look into reparations. 

File photo of Law Enforcement During Proud Boys March in downtown Kalamazoo August 15, 2020
John McNeill / WMUK

The disruptive visit by the Proud Boys this weekend was the focus of Tuesday night’s Kalamazoo City Commission meeting, with plenty of blame to go around, and promises that the mistakes made would not be repeated. 

Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Karianne Thomas addresses weekend protests during a Sunday news conference Photo by John McNeill, WMUK
John McNeill / WMUK

Nine people were arrested after members of the Proud Boys hate group and counter-demonstrators scuffled Saturday near Arcadia Festival Park, but Kalamazoo city officials say it could have been much worse. 

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