A fresh set of protests linked to the Occupy Wall Street campaign have taken place in Michigan, with Detroit municipal workers and movement members protesting proposed cuts in public employee pay and benefits.
About 130 people rallied Thursday outside the Coleman Young Municipal Center. It came one day after Mayor Dave Bing warned of a state financial takeover of the city unless union workers accept 10 percent pay cuts and other concessions to close a budget gap.
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Water worker Raymond Love tells The Detroit News employees oppose any move to appoint an emergency manager.
In Kalamazoo, WOOD-TV says about 50 protesters carried signs with slogans that included, "Honk for jobs."
A day earlier, movement members in Lansing carried a flag-draped coffin in a "Funeral for Democracy" march to the Capitol.