Hundreds of protesters are expected to gather outside of the new tax-funded Little Caesars Arena this evening to rally against the kickoff of a six-concert Kid Rock blitz, but they will have company.
Many Detroiters are incensed that Kid Rock will kick off a six-show run to officially open the tax-subsidized arena.
The petition also calls for the end of Christopher Columbus Day in Detroit.
Rally organizers: “We must show that white supremacy will not stand in Detroit or anywhere.”
Some white nationalists, chanting “blood and soil,” carried shields emblazoned with the Red Wings logo during a large rally in Virginia.
Many black and Latino residents are asking billionaire Dan Gilbert and his company today, “Is this really how you see Detroit?”
Protesters said no one should lead a city after mocking older women, people with disabilities and African Americans.
All six recall petitions filed against Warren Mayor Jim Fouts have been rejected.
The riot led to the creation of the first full-time police force in Detroit and was considered at the time to be the bloodiest day in the city’s history.
Warren Mayor Fouts continues to claim he’s the victim of an elaborate political ruse to take him down.