In Michigan
6:37 pm
Wed May 12, 2010

Protesters outside gov's office want Bobb fired

LANSING, MI –

More than a dozen people opposed to the actions of Detroit Public Schools' financial manager Robert Bobb are protesting inside the state Capitol.

A few dozen members of the group By Any Means Necessary came to the Capitol Wednesday to ask Gov. Jennifer Granholm to get rid of Bobb, whom she appointed. They also want the governor to stop the school closings Bobb has planned.

The protest is taking place outside the governor's ceremonial office on the Capitol's second floor. Most BAMN members complied with Capitol security officers' request that they leave, but some are still sitting outside the governor's office.

Granholm spokeswoman Liz Boyd says the governor continues to support the work Bobb is doing. Boyd says the protesters should take up their complaints with him.