Pastors, others gather in Detroit to protest Donald Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gives a thumbs up during a visit to the childhood home of Dr. Ben Carson, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

DETROIT (AP) — Area clergy and several hundred city residents have denounced a visit by Donald Trump to a Detroit church as the Republican presidential candidate hopes to convince black voters to cast their ballots for him.

Trump attended an attendance-by-ticket-only Saturday morning service inside Great Faith Ministries International as protesters picketed loudly outdoors.

Chanting “No Trump!” and “Dump Trump,” some tried to push through barriers closing off the church parking lot, but were stopped by security guards and police officers.

The Rev. Lawrence Glass said Trump represents “politics of fear and hate” and that “minorities of all kinds have much to lose taking a chance on someone like” Trump.

Bishop Wayne T. Jackson invited Trump to the church and was expected to interview him in private for the pastor’s Christian television network.
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