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The 1967 Saginaw riot was one of 159 race riots that swept cities in the United States during the "Long Hot Summer of 1967". This riot occurred in Saginaw, Michigan, on July 26, 1967. Tensions were high across Michigan that week as the 1967 Detroit riots in nearby Detroit had been escalating since Sunday July 23. When Saginaw mayor Henry G. Marsh chose to only meet privately with Civil Rights leaders in a conference closed to members of the public, the public started a protest.[2] The protestors were met by riot police at City Hall and began getting out of hand, eventually turning into a riot that spread through downtown and into the neighborhoods of Saginaw.[4] In all, 7 people were injured, 5 of whom were civilians and 2 were police.

1967 Saginaw Riot
Part of the Long hot summer of 1967
DateJuly 26th, 1967
Caused byProtesters turned away at City Hall and confronted by riot police
MethodsProtests,[1] Rioting,[2] Looting,[3] Vandalism, Arson,[3] Shooting
Parties to the civil conflict
Saginaw Police Department
African-American community members and protesters

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  1. ^ Willie L Mckether Susanne Friese. "Riot/Rebellion in Downtown Saginaw, Michigan 1967 – Figure 1 of 1". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  2. ^ a b c "Saginaw Politics – Michigan History". 1967-07-26. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  3. ^ a b Salas, Andrew. "Mid-Michigan Remembers". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  4. ^ a b "July 26, 1967 – Violence Spreads to Other Cities in Michigan | Chicago Tribune Archive". 1967-07-26. Retrieved 2017-05-08.