Jesse Jackson Calls for “Mass, Nonviolent Protest ” Against GOP Gauleiter in Detroit Michigan

The Rev. Jesse Jackson called for a mass, nonviolent protest in Detroit against the new emergency financial manager at a rally this morning at city hall.

The activists alongside Jackson pledged to file a lawsuit next week challenging the constitutionality of Michigan’s new emergency manager law, which takes effect Thursday and grants broad powers to the incoming EFM, Kevyn Orr.

http://www.freep.com/article/20130322/NEWS01/130322040/Jesse-Jackson-calls-mass-protest-against-Detroit-s-emergency-financial-manager

Gauleiter:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gauleiter

Jackson said it “just so happens” a large portion of those impacted by the new emergency manger law are black, Democrat and labor-oriented.

Opponents of the law say 50 percent of Michigan’s black population live in communities under emergency financial management and are disenfranchised voters.

“You’ll have a ‘plantation-ocracy’ replacing democracy,” Jackson said, eventually whipping attendees to their feet, one man shaking a yellow tambourine. “We marched and bled too much” to lose our right to vote.

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2013/03/rev_jesse_jackson_efm_renders.html

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