Slideshow: ‘We Build the Wall’ town hall and protest

Anti-wall protest outside Cobo, March 14, 2019 | Ken Coleman

The “We Build the Wall” town hall drew about 500 people at Cobo Center in Detroit Thursday night, as the Advance reported.

Former President Donald Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon; Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state; and David Clarke, former Milwaukee County sheriff were headliners. There also was a protest of roughly 50 people outside.

Here are some of the photos from the event:


Ken Coleman
Ken Coleman covers Southeast Michigan, economic justice and civil rights. He is a former Michigan Chronicle senior editor and served as the American Black Journal segment host on Detroit Public Television. He has written and published four books on black life in Detroit, including Soul on Air: Blacks Who Helped to Define Radio in Detroit and Forever Young: A Coleman Reader. His work has been cited by the Detroit News, Detroit Free Press, History Channel and CNN. Additionally, he was an essayist for the award-winning book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies. Ken has served as a spokesperson for the Michigan Democratic Party, Detroit Public Schools, U.S. Sen. Gary Peters and U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence. Previously to joining the Advance, he worked for the Detroit Federation of Teachers as a communications specialist. He is a Historical Society of Michigan trustee and a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit advisory board member.


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