1974 : Lansing Police Break Up Striking Motor Wheel Protest

February 11, 2018 all-day

Fifty helmeted Lansing Police wielding riot sticks waded into an angry crowd of striking Motor Wheel workers early this morning, resulting in a bloody clash that sent two pickets to the hospital, and brought the arrest of four persons.

Marching across Larch Street in front of the plant’s main entrance at 9:15 a.m., police fanned out as they met the estimated 70 jeering pickets head-on. A fist- and club-swinging melee followed, with police getting the upper hand quickly as they dispersed the strikers. As many as ten strikers suffered injuries, many of them minor head wounds.

Source : Lansing State Journal, February 11, 1974