Michigan Occupy march on Governors Mansion

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Michigan Occupy march on Governors Mansion

Postby Ross » Fri Jan 20, 2012 6:50 am

Michigan Occupyers march on Governors Mansion. Tango Down is not alone. The Reverend who participated explained the importance of not just marching on the Offices and Capital Buildings, but on the homes of those in those offices-

"Sometimes when you're sick, you have to go to the emergency room," he said, rallying the crowd. "Sometimes when you're spiritually sick, you have to go to the mosque or you have to go to the church. Well, on today, Gov. Snyder got a cold and we're making a house call."

http://www.annarbor.com/news/rick-snyde ... nager-law/ this link auto changes when posted. the following is a short review of the article- You can search google for the articles.

The law, which was approved by the Republican-controlled state Legislature last year and signed by Gov. Snyder, allows state-appointed emergency managers to remove local elected officials from office. Critics say the law is a threat to democracy.
So the marched on the Governor's mansion. Shameful violence or peaceful outrage?
The rally started at Washtenaw Community College. From there, carrying signs and chanting anti-Snyder slogans, protesters marched up to Parker Mill County Park, just down the street from Snyder's home, where Williams used a megaphone to deliver a message.

"This is about democracy," said Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi, D-Ann Arbor, who was among the crowd of protesters.

"That's what we — the working people of America — have is our democracy," he said. "And when the governor steps in and tries to take that away, that's when we're really going to have a problem, and that's what folks are standing up here about."

Bullock echoed those thoughts, saying if democracy is good for Egypt, then it's good for Michigan, and "we will not tolerate emergency dictators."

"If we cannot vote, we don't have an America," he said.

Williams estimated there were about 3,000 people in attendance at that point,
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