On March 3rd, as Republican presidential candidates debated inside the Fox Theater in Detroit, hundreds of protesters gathered outside. Peaceful protesters demanded an increase in the minimum wage, decried to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and denounced Donald Trump. According to the Detroit Free Press, members of the National Action Network (NAN) and the Fight for $15 organization were among the demonstrators.
Flint water crisis protesters shouted "Shut this down!" and held signs that read "Flint Lives Matter" and "Fix Flint Now". One sign featured in a WXYZ-TV video showed a sign blasting Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Donald Trump as "Two Republican Racists".
Other protesters demonstrated against Trump. WXYZ-TV showed a woman holding a green sign that read "Down with Fascist Scum Drumpf", a reference to Trump's ancestral name as revealed by John Oliver.
The Flint water crisis was expected to be a major issue at the GOP presidential debate. I wonder how protesters felt when Marco Rubio called the "politicization" of the crisis "unfair" and applauded Governor Snyder for allegedly taking responsibility for the problem. (Are you sure about that, Sen. Rubio?)
(Hat tip to Crazy Eddie's Motie News for the WXYZ-TV video.)