This video from the USA says about itself:
6 Oct 2013
Hundreds of Detroit-area workers, students, retirees and artists attended a rally called by the Socialist Equality Party and International Youth and Students for Social Equality to fight the threats from Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr to sell off art from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
More endorsements for DIA campaign against the sale of art: here.
When Diego Rivera arrived in Detroit in April 1932 to create what he was later to consider his greatest work, the Detroit Industry murals, he entered an extraordinarily charged political and social environment. Such were the tensions in the city that the painting itself became a major political event. Rivera called the struggle over the murals’ production “the Battle of Detroit”: here.
Downtown Detroit tenants facing eviction support demonstration to save the DIA: here.
On Saturday scores of representatives from tenant councils in buildings throughout the downtown Detroit area held a march and rally to oppose the attacks on decent and affordable housing for veterans, seniors and the disabled. Many who attended were in walkers and wheelchairs: here.
- Save the Detroit Institute of Arts (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- ‘No Sale’ Say Protesters About DIA Art During Rally (detroit.cbslocal.com)
- Hundreds of protesters gather at DIA (wxyz.com)
- Diego Rivera murals in Detroit (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- DIA supporters to Detroit EM Kevyn Orr: ‘Hey, hey, corporate vulture, keep your hands off our culture’ (mlive.com)
- Detroit art students against Institute of Arts selloff (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)