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More than 100 march near Detroit in support of black motorist who was beaten by white officer

  • Floyd Dent, stands behind his attorney as she addresses hundreds of protesters after a march on Michigan Ave. on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Floyd Dent, stands behind his attorney as she addresses hundreds of protesters after a march on Michigan Ave. on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hundreds of protesters march on Michigan Ave in support of Floyd Dent on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent, a black motorist, was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Hundreds of protesters march on Michigan Ave in support of Floyd Dent on Friday, April 3, 2015 in Inkster, Mich. Dent, a black motorist, was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

  • Floyd Dent, second from left, stands with protesters as they rally in front of the Inkster, Mich., police station Friday, April 3, 2015.  Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Floyd Dent, second from left, stands with protesters as they rally in front of the Inkster, Mich., police station Friday, April 3, 2015. Dent was pulled from his car in January, repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer and subdued with a stun gun in suburban Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)  (The Associated Press)

Ministers, civil rights proponents, union workers and others have marched in support of a black motorist who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head by a white police officer during a traffic stop in suburban Detroit.

The march Friday started near where Floyd Dent was beaten in January and ended less than a mile away at the Inkster police headquarters.

Dent joined the group midway through the march. Afterward, he said he was filled with emotion at the outpouring of support.

The more than 100 protesters chanted, "No justice, no peace, no racist police."

The 57-year-old Dent earlier this week made a court appearance on a drug possession charge. He says officers planted cocaine in his car.

Police say Dent resisted arrest and threatened them.