Hundreds Take To The Streets In Protest Of Emergency Manager Law
ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Hundreds of people protested Monday outside of Governor Rick Snyder’s Washtenaw County home in opposition to the state’s Emergency Manager Law.
WWJ Newsradio 950’s Beth Fisher reports that demonstrators say the law is racially biased and targets communities and school districts that are mostly black.
Shannon McEvely, who is also with Occupy Detroit, helped organize the protest.
“This emergency manager law is an anathema to everything that Dr. King stood for and fought for so many years ago, we are here -trying to continue King’s legacy of equality and progress and we are standing up and saying “no, to turning the clock back”, on progress in terms of voting rights and representation,” said McEvely.
Tiffany Burrows of Ann Arbor was there with her daughter.
“So I’m going on this -because especially for the day, I mean Dr. King, he fought long and hard for this an being able to stand up for your rights – the recall – I’m really bringing my daughter because I want her to know what it’s all about early – early on and know that she can stand up for what she believes in,” said Burrows.
There was a strong police presence at the protest and the road to the governor’s home was closed.