Protesters gathered at Federal Court, judge issues decision on Detroit bankruptcy eligibility

DETROIT (WXYZ) - Protesters gathered outside Federal Court in Detroit as a judge prepared to issue a ruling on Detroit's bankruptcy eligibility.

The protesters chanted "Please say no to bankruptcy." City workers, retirees and other activists gathered outside Federal Court as they awaited the judge's ruling. Lafayette Street was blocked off during the protest.

Once the judge ruled that Detroit is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, the crowd of protesters began to thin out.

During the court proceeding, the judge ruled that pensions could be cut in bankruptcy. Protesters then began chanting "Hands off our pensions."

 

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