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EFM Protestors gather, Rev. Edwin Rowe talks racism and economy

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Fox 2's Maurielle Lue reports protestors are still gathering, waving flags and signs against Detroit's new EFM (Emergency Financial Manager). Despite the snow and chilly temperatures, the protest was strong for more than half an hour.

Lue talked with Reverend Edwin Rowe after his speech and he still had a lot to say.

Rev. Rowe says an Emergency Financial Manager should not be in the city of Detroit. It is a symbol of denial of the vote of the people, not just people of color, but Reverend Rowe's vote as well, since he lives in the city. 

According to Rowe, the justice department should be out in Detroit, the same way they were in Mississippi when the vote was denied. He believes that the majority of people of color in the state of Michigan are now under an emergency dictator. Rev. Rowe says the 250,000 people who voted against the EFM were all ignored.

Rowe: "The legislature just came up with another law to completely throw off the people. It's all about voter rights. If the state of Michigan wanted to help Detroit, it would be sitting down with the same banks that we gave billions of dollars to, to help us stay in our homes."

Rev. Rowe says now they want the banks want to be paid first. When emergency managers came into Pontiac, they sold the whole city. The number of 650 employees was reduced to 50 employees. They sold the parking meters and are already trying to sell the library.

"So, when you steal people's vote and then you steal people's money, and then you steal people's assets out of their city, you have completely raped the people, and it is white racism, it is economic exploitation, and it is illegal and immoral," said Reverend Edwin Rowe. "One more time again, we are screwing people who need to be helped, and helping people who are already rich."

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