Protesters Crowd Outside Fox News’ GOP Debate In Detroit (PHOTOS)

AP

Protesters dusted in snow massed outside the Fox Theater in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday night ahead of the start of the Republican presidential debate hosted by Fox News.

MLive.com reported that the National Action Network’s Michigan chapter had scheduled a protest outside the venue to draw attention to the Flint water crisis, which exposed thousands of children to lead contamination. Many of the activists held signs calling for the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R).

The protesters also included activists from pro-immigration groups, Black Lives Matter and the Fight for $15 movement to raise the minimum wage, according to the report.


Protesters gather outside of Fox Theatre before a Republican presidential primary debate, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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