Protesters to gather in opposition of Detroit emergency manager

Protesters to gather in opposition of emergency manager in Detroit

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Protesters plan to gather downtown Thursday evening to show their opposition to an expected emergency manager in the city.

FOX 2's Roop Raj reports protesters plan to gather at 211 Fort St. at 6 p.m. for a candlelight vigil.

On Wednesday, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing said he doesn't support an effort by the City Council to appeal Governor Rick Snyder's declaration that the city is in a financial emergency with no good plan to turn things around.

Bing said Wednesday afternoon that whether people like it or not "an emergency manager is coming to Detroit."

Detroit is facing a $327 million budget deficit.

Snyder agreed Friday with a review team's report on Detroit's financial emergency. He prescheduled a hearing date for Tuesday in case his decision was appealed.

The City Council voted 7-1 Wednesday afternoon to appeal that decision.

Bing says he "decided the fighting must stop now" and things must move forward to improve the lives of city residents.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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