DETROI T (WXYZ) - Members of AFSCME Council 25 are spending their Sunday marching in protest against the possibility of an Emergency Financial Manager for Detroit.
The protest march began at noon at the DTE Energy building. While some members carried a casket, others held picket signs as the group of 50 people marched along Michigan Avenue near Third Street
Demonstrators are vowing to fight the law, which they believe violates democratic rights.
It's the latest of several demonstrations that have been organized in the days following Governor Rick Snyder's announcement that Detroit is in a fiscal crisis.
The protests come as Detroit could be placed under an Emergency Financial Manager this week.
Governor Snyder announced earlier this month that Detroit was in a financial emergency and that he planned to put an EFM in place.
However, Detroit City Council has announced they are appealing that decision. Members say a stronger consent agreement will be able to get the job done and an EFM is not necessary.
That appeal hearing is set for Tuesday at 10:00 am in Lansing. However, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has said he is not taking part in the appeal and will work with the Emergency Manager when that person is appointed.
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
More Detroit Headlines
The proposed merger of Henry Ford Health System and Beaumont Health System is off.
Police are searching for a missing 20-year-old who was last seen at Players Strip Club on 8 Mile and Schoenherr in Detroit.
Police say a 55-year-old woman is dead and two men are wounded following a shooting at a vacant Detroit residence believed to have been used for drug activity.