In the meantime, neighborhoods were left with very little police protection as victims of violent crimes often waited more than an hour for help.
The scene was chaotic as people fled the area, many of them families with children.
Thousands of people turned out this weekend for the annual Dlectricity, a series of impressive light exhibits that included massive bunnies and a psychedelic display on the facade of the Detroit Public Library in Midtown.
Up close: 19 photos and videos of hundreds of protesters marching through one of Midtown’s busiest festivals.
Recent protests have led to civil disobedience as people express outrage over the disproportionate killings of black men by police.
It was pitched as a blockbuster plan to save pensions and art during the bankruptcy.
Much of the work has been gifted over the years by local families.
Schuette concluded that the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts must be preserved because it’s held “in charitable trust for the people of Michigan.”
“Great artworks shouldn’t be held hostage by a relatively unpopular museum in a declining region,” the columnist writes.
A leading Republican in the Michigan legislature introduced a bill Wednesday aimed at protecting the Detroit Institute of the Arts’ world-class collection from a sale to shrink the cit’s enormous $15 billion in long-term debt.