“I resent you, I hate you for what you did,” Mays yelled into the microphone at a council meeting.
Police apprehended several protesters for refusing to stay quiet about their opposition to a state-appointed emergency manager during a formal city council session today.
Police removed one resident who urged Detroiters to “attack” city council. Later, the audience broke out in protest songs, forcing a postponement.
Mayor Bing’s tax-funded consultants suggested he drastically cut the council budget and make the members part-time. He didn’t.
Saying some Detroit officials are “black on the outside, but white on the inside,” Minister Malik Shabazz and more than a dozen protesters tried to hand-deliver Oreo cookies to city hall offices in the latest protest against an emergency manager in Detroit.
“It’s a very dangerous situation,” said Dan McNamara, president of the firefighters’ union.
Detroit’s new emergency manager will face some enormous obstacles.
Kevyn Orr once hosted an extravagant 80th birthday celebration for Democratic U.S. Rep. John Conyers.