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'Anti-Kid Rock Rally' planned before first show at Little Caesars Arena

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Sep 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-01 12:33:42-04

Detroit's own Kid Rock will open the all-new Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, Sept. 12, but a group is planning a rally outside of the arena ahead of his concert.

The rally will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. outside of the arena. The concert is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.

According to the Facebook event, the group plans to "rally against symbols of white supremacy and hate in our amazing city of Detroit."

Kid Rock has previously used the Confederate Flag at his concerts, and in 2015, the National Action Network asked General Motors to stop sponsoring his tour over the use of the flag.

At the time, General Motors found Kid Rock has not flown the Confederate Flag since around 2011.

The arena is a venue that was created by the tax dollars of a city that is overwhelmingly black and brown, many of which are decendents (sic) of African American refugees who fled such symbolic and literal violence in the American South," the Facebook event writes. "We will not let our great city be represented by an individual that uses a symbol of hate and marginilization (sic) for his own self gain!"