Students, Others March at EMU to 'Increase the Peace'

Oct 24, 2013

About 250 people are taking part in a "Increase the Peace" march across the Eastern Michigan University campus this afternoon. 

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Among those in attendance - the mother of 20 year-old EMU student athlete Demarius Reed and several other family members.  Reed was found dead in his apartment complex suffering from several gunshot wounds, the victim of what investigators say may have been a robbery. 

Also marching today are family members of Julia Niswender, an EMU student who was found dead in her off-campus apartment almost one year ago. 

EMU President Susan Martin is participating in the march, along with several members of the university's Board of Regents. 

A candle light vigil is planned following the march. 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley is covering the event and will post details here this evening.