DETROIT (WXYZ) - Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts Friday evening as part of a campaign effort to protect the art collection at the DIA.
The campaign is called "Defend the DIA" and was put together by the Socialist Equality Party.
The protest is in response to the appraisal of the DIA's art collection by Christie's Auction House, which was hired by Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr.
The EM has made it clear that everything is on the table in Detroit's bankruptcy.
Some of the world's most important works of art are housed in the Detroit Institute of Arts, including paintings by Van Gogh, Matisse and the murals by Diego Rivera.
Details on the campaign: http://defendthedia.org/
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