Jones Day is city’s “restructuring counsel” under EM Kevyn Orr
- Banks who hold most of city’s debt
- Major media, including McClatchy, which owns News and Freep
- Far right-wingers opposed to Voting Rights Act, contraception and abortion, corporate regulation
- The tobacco industry
By Diane Bukowski
CLEVELAND – A busload of Detroiters protested the emergency manager takeover of their city outside the Cleveland, Ohio offices of Jones Day March 25, the first day of for Jones Day attorney Kevyn Orr’s tenancy as Detroit EM. The Jones Day law firm is the “restructuring consultant” for Detroit.
Ranging from young children to seniors with walkers, marchers picketed for two hours in snow and cold, chanting, “Jones Day has got to go,” “Kevyn Orr, get out the door,” and “Detroit will live and not die.”