Arrests In Detroit p. 9

By: Editorial Staff LOCALLY PROMINENT FIGURES such as Detroit Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Gumbleton and former United Auto Workers president Douglas Fraser are getting themselves arrested in front of the Detroit News building supporting striking Detroit newspaper employees.
Three times since March 6, political, religious and labor leaders have blocked doorways and driveways at the downtown newspaper building in support of the nine-month-old strike against the jointly produced News and Detroit Free Press by six production, circulation and journalists unions.
The demonstrations have been organized by a group calling itself Readers United in Search of Quality Journalism. In addition to Bishop Gumbleton and Fraser, those arrested include Detroit City Council president Maryann Mahaffey, the president of a suburban school board, several nuns, priests and Protestant ministers, the state president of the National Organization for Women and local union officers and staff workers.


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