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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-27-11 12:07 PM
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2. details: meet at Pioneer High, 8am Saturday

Organizers for the commencement day protests against Rick Snyder include Amanda Caldwell, Rob Gillezeau and Samantha Montgomery, from left.


Now, as Snyder prepares to deliver U-M's spring commencement address Saturday morning before a crowd of about 40,000 people at Michigan Stadium, the reception by the university community is shaping up to be far less welcoming.

Students, professors, teachers, union activists and others are gearing up to greet Snyder with a barrage of protests.

The significance of the commencement stage it's about 10 times larger than any live crowd Snyder has ever spoken to and the controversy surrounding his proposed budget and other policies are adding a sense of urgency for the protesters.

The rally that is likely to draw the largest crowd is dubbed "Stand Against Snyder: Rally for Working Families & Education." Its supporters include the Ann Arbor Education Association, the U-M College Democrats, lecturers and graduate student instructor unions, and members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

Organizers are planning a 1-hour rally at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pioneer High School's football stadium. Afterward, the attendees plan to lead a crowd of protesters across the street to stand outside Michigan Stadium.


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