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.