Arbor Update

Ann Arbor Area Community News

Bush Protest in Detroit Tomorrow

22. July 2004 • Rob Goodspeed
Email this article

Calling all Detroit Area Peace Activists….

The Michigan Emergency Committee Against War in Iraq is organizing a public protest against the Iraq war and occupation of Iraq. George W. Bush will be addressing the Urban League convention. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD!

Friday July 23rd 9AM – 11AM
(he is speaking at 10 AM at the Urban League Convention)

Gather at Washington Blvd and Jefferson
(in front of Cobo Hall)

Bring SIGNS! Signs explain the reason for protest to passersby and TV audiences.

‘HONK’ signs remind passersby to register their reaction.

> From this livejournal post.

And this:

DETROIT (AP)—Democrats on Wednesday denounced a Republican lawmaker quoted in a newspaper as saying the GOP would fare poorly in this year’s elections if it failed to “suppress the Detroit vote.”

State Rep. John Pappageorge, R-Troy, acknowledged using “a bad choice of words” but said his remark shouldn’t be construed as racist.

Pappageorge, 73, was quoted in July 16 editions of the Detroit Free Press as saying, “If we do not suppress the Detroit vote, we’re going to have a tough time in this election.”

“I’m extremely disappointed in my colleague,” state Sen. Buzz Thomas, D-Detroit, told reporters Wednesday during a conference call. “That’s quite clearly code that they don’t want black people to vote in this election.” ...

(from the AP)