Groups Protest GM, Ford At Detroit Show With Prayers And… Inflatable T-Rex?

A number of groups have been protesting at the ongoing Detroit Auto Show against two of America’s three biggest automotive groups, namely General Motors and Ford.

Among them is a group denouncing Ford’s environmental record. According to The Detroit Free Press, a number of activists gathered outside Cobo Center where the Detroit Auto Show is being held with a series of inflatable Tyrannosaurus Rex models, including one that’s 10-feet tall.

They told reporters that they’re using a T-Rex because the annual pollution emitted from the Ford Explorer is said to be 9 tons, the equivalent of the weight of arguably the world’s most recognizable (and fierce) dinosaur. Activists also assert that Ford was one of the car manufacturers to lobby the Trump administration to ease fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards.

A series of other protests are planned for the Detroit Auto Show. For example, the United Automotive Workers union (UAW) will hold a prayer vigil at Hart Plaza in Detroit to pray for their jobs. This comes after General Motors revealed that it will idle a series of plants this year.

The Detroit Coalition for a Green New Deal will also protest GM’s decision to shutter factories in North America in front of Cobo Center. U.S. Republican Rashida Tlaib will join the protest that’s especially focused on GM’s decision to end production at its Detroit Hamtramck facility which currently handles production of the Chevrolet Volt.

Finally, Canada’s automaker union Unifor will increase pressure on GM in a bid to force a change of heart after the company’s announcement that it will idle the Oshawa Assembly Plant in Ontario.

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Bill Ford is speaking at the Detroit Auto Show touting his company, which consistently lies about its commitment to the climate. We’re LIVE outside trolling him with a 10 foot TRex.The weight of one T-Rex = the annual pollution emitted from one Ford Expedition.

Gepostet von Public Citizen am Donnerstag, 17. Januar 2019


  • Paul

    This kind of serves Ford and GM right. They put themselves in this position by their mismanagement.

    • brn

      Ford has a popular SUV that pollutes similar to every other SUV on the market. That’s mismanagement?

      • JRP

        To be honest, people just want something to protest about these days. It’s sad, really.

        • MarketAndChurch

          Yup. Protestors gotta protest.

    • Six_Tymes

      yep, spot on

  • ➡️ProtectOurHeritage⬅️

    Canadians are angry that GM wants to build cars in Mexico? Welcome to Trump’s way of thinking.

  • Darnell Robeson

    Ridiculous. The t-rex thing is so stupid. If u wanna protest an Explorer how about the close to 1 million F-series trucks they sell every year. How about EVERY major automaker makes SUVs the Same size and with the same consumption and polluting emissions as an Explorer. People go sit down. I can understand protesting GMs plant closures tho. The rest is total crap

    • Afi Keita James

      I know that’s right, no wonder our automotive industry is a mess and screw the green new deal, it is UN agenda 21 on steroids.

  • JohnCarscoop

    We’ve just updated the article with pictures and a video

  • Good. Screw GM.

    • JRP

      So basically you crybabies are mad that GM doesn’t want to pollute your precious country with factories. Got it.

      • You seem to forget about american workers at Lordstown. Are we crybabies?

  • Six_Tymes

    Sorry, but not very smart. the easing of fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards is to bring back jobs in the long run, so they are protesting against themselves.

    AND JUST BECAUSE I SAID THAT FACT DON’T ASSUME I DON’T CARE ABOUT EMISSIONS etc… just these protesters aren’t that smart, they Elected the idiot union head with Barry as Ceo of GM, the Obama lover who keeps lining her pockets with millions each year while she lays off workers. They made their own beds, sleep in them.

  • Rocket

    So Ford has the nerve to continue building vehicles consumers want to buy?

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