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Posted on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 : 7:19 p.m.

Images from the Superior Township rally against Gov. Rick Snyder

By Melanie Maxwell

An estimated 800 protestors rallied against Gov. Rick Snyder and Michigan's new emergency manager law on Monday in Superior Township near Ann Arbor.

Protestors gathered at Washtenaw Community College Monday afternoon and proceeded to march down Geddes to outside Snyder's home in a gated community off the road. staff photographer Melanie Maxwell captured these images.



Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 4:04 p.m.

Again its about the loss of one's vote not the financial solvency of the city of Detroit. The beck and cry is for the citizens of Detroit to take responsibility and elect people that will pay the bills. How can these elected officials pay the bills if the revenue is not there. Detroit has been hit by a flood of job losses,many shipped around the world to communistic countries by greedy corporations. Many of the posts here today are a sad reflection of today's society. Read the three most popular comments listed above and tell me I'm wrong.

rusty shackelford

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:54 p.m.

It's interesting to see the various canards reactionaries use any time they see democracy happening. It's panic masked as disdain. They figured the "no one knows what they want!" whine wouldn't work here, nor would the "they should be at work" line, since it was a holiday. So you're reduced to "why aren't they protesting people who no longer hold any power?" and "blah blah blah, they blocked a road for an hour!" and "how rude of them to protest our governor, if they don't like his policies." Oh, and don't forget the "they're playing the race card" argument, because supposedly 1. black people only hold political views because their race and 2. the protesters are all of one race (both of these unstated premises are demonstrably false). Pretty pathetic, really.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:32 p.m.

Wearing Marine uniforms is prohibited in the following situations: When participating in public speeches, interviews, picket lines, marches, rallies, or public demonstrations, except as authorized by competent authority....I guess his boss hates slick Rick.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:30 p.m.

The news (ABC) said there were 200 + people out there on winding dangerous roads. Give me a break. Report the news only & move on. Why do they have to glorify everything? Is the government behind all of the reporting?

Max Maximus

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:18 p.m.

OMG! In a photo here it shows one of the worst teachers I have ever seen in the AAPS system! Seriously- but I won't use names. I am an AAPS graduate and my kids attend now and this person is an absolute disgrace to the quality and integrity we have come to expect in our beloved Ann Arbor schools. WOW! Now it makes sense to me why Snyder wnats to eliminate those underperformers (or outright failures) hiding in their tenure protections while letting go the younger, higher performers. Sometims a picture really is worth a thousand words. Again........WOW!!!

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:07 p.m.

Suuuure you did

Max Maximus

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:19 p.m.

Yes.....I meant sometimes, not sometims. Typed too quickly.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 10:33 a.m.

What a bunch of goofs. I'm glad you printed their names. We should start protesting in front of THEIR homes for electing such an incompetent and inept Obama.

Max Maximus

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:23 p.m.

And we should protest in front of their house for being complete failures in their duties to educate our children- one of the primary reason so many of us still live in Ann Arbor- The excellent education for our children. This guy is a completely incompetent to be involved in anything but lunchroom cleanup. I know- I am an AAPS graduate and my children attend. Absolutely the worst of the worst. A picture is worth a thousand words seeing this clown protesting as he's worried about losing his tenure and having to perform like his peers. The rest of the AAPS professionals should be ashamed of the small few that tarnish their great reputation.

Angry Moderate

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 5:24 a.m.

Hmm. I didn't notice any signs suggesting a better way to rescue our broken cities, did anyone get some photos of that?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 3:33 a.m.

Slick Rick has brought his nasty brand of unconstitutional law to every Michigan home, so it's only fair that protesters bring their legally protected constitutional right of protest to his home. It's all being coordinated with the AAPD, Sheriff's Office, and other law enforcement agencies, so not to fear --- all will be done completely legally. Regardless of whether you approve or not, the US Constitution does approve and it prevails. Hopefully it will gain some national exposure for the Nerd's tendency to foster unconstitutional laws on the State, e.g. the EFM, domestic partner benefit ban, medicinal marijuana hijinks despite the citizens ballot approval, and others. The lawsuit filed in US District Court charging multiple violations of the US Constitution's 14th Amendment related to the Domestic Partner health benefit ban? Or perhaps they will highlight the pending May recall vote? Or perhaps his 19% approval rating, below the lowest rating of his Democratic predecessor, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, and nearing the lowest level of current Governors - the newly elected republican Governor of Florida. All in all, it's sure to put Michigan in the spotlight for intolerance and radical right-wing social re-engineering.Courts will rule on these issues so they aren't final until then!


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:08 a.m.

These people marginalize themselves and their cause with their dopey signs. "Retired slave"? Give me a break.

Ron Granger

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:35 a.m.

Why, that's very genuine of you to say so, antikvetch.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:08 a.m.

The citizens of Detroit were disenfranchised by Kwame Kilpatrick, Monica Conyers and their stealing thugs. Not Rick Snyder or the EM Commission 7/8's of whom are minorities. Using race and class warfare cannot distort the facts of who actually caused this disenfranchisement and who is left to clean it up. Why aren't these people marching on Jackson Prison??

rusty shackelford

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 2:49 p.m.

I see people of many races at this protest. There were plenty of anti- Kilpatrick and Conyers protests when they actually held power. What would "protesting" against them now achieve?

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:04 p.m.

I like ppl that sit at home doing nothing...telling ppl that are doing something how to do it right. wow


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 3:32 a.m.

Who is in Jackson Prison?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1 a.m.

Down with the One Percent! Up with the Ninety-Nine! Huzzah!!!


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:57 a.m.

How much does one get paid for this "protest" position or the "OCCUPY" position? Is this a 1099 position or are you employed by the DNC?


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 3:30 p.m.

Last I heard it was the same as the Koch brothers rate for t-party goers.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:16 p.m.

Hard as it might be for you to imagine, I'm a regular person with a day job. I live in Superior Township myself. I'm white. No one paid me to be out there yesterday. I just foolishly believe that people ought to have a vote that counts.


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:55 a.m.

$20 BILLION in the hole. How did they suggest digging out??? Or did they??


Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:41 a.m.

I appreciate the democratic nature of the protest, but this gathering seems..... inauthentic.

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 1:01 p.m.

inauthentic??? What does that even mean? & what would you to do to make it more authentic. or should WHAT would make it "authentic" ?

The Picker

Tue, Jan 17, 2012 : 12:32 a.m.

Thanks for the laughs ! The pictures are a hoot !