March 22, 2017

22 Photos from Greater Cleveland Congregations' Q Deal Rally in Detroit

Tuesday, an estimated 120 members of Greater Cleveland Congregations took chartered buses to Detroit to protest the $160 million in public contributions to the Quicken Loans Arena upgrades.

Led by Pastor Jawanza Colvin of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church and Rev. John Lentz of Forest Hill Presbyterian, demonstrators rallied in a plaza outside the Quicken Loans and Rock Ventures Corporate offices.

Photos by Sam Allard
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Outside Olivet, GCC members grab snacks and pins for the road.
Sam Allard
Outside Olivet, GCC members grab snacks and pins for the road.
Always plenty of XLs.
Sam Allard
Always plenty of XLs.
GCC chartered three buses. Olivet's robust contingent filled up a single bus all by itself. (Media was in bust #2 with the GCC Strategy team and others). Buses departed at 8:30 a.m.
Sam Allard
GCC chartered three buses. Olivet's robust contingent filled up a single bus all by itself. (Media was in bust #2 with the GCC Strategy team and others). Buses departed at 8:30 a.m.
Detroit, after a 2.5-hour drive. GM Building in the distance.
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Detroit, after a 2.5-hour drive. GM Building in the distance.
Rock Ventures LLC headquarters.
Sam Allard
Rock Ventures LLC headquarters.
The Rev. John Lentz leads GCC members (from bus 2) to the plaza.
Sam Allard
The Rev. John Lentz leads GCC members (from bus 2) to the plaza.
Rev. Jawanza Colvin revs up the crowd.
Sam Allard
Rev. Jawanza Colvin revs up the crowd.
"The people united, will never be defeated."
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"The people united, will never be defeated."
Rev. Aramis Hinds, a DRIVE pastor, with an invocation.
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Rev. Aramis Hinds, a DRIVE pastor, with an invocation.
The Rev. Louis Forsythe, a DRIVE pastor, welcomes GCC.
Sam Allard
The Rev. Louis Forsythe, a DRIVE pastor, welcomes GCC.