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Protests expected as Orr begins tenure as Detroit's emergency manager

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Kevyn Orr begins his job as Detroit's emergency manager Monday. Kevyn Orr begins his job as Detroit's emergency manager Monday.
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Bankruptcy attorney and turnaround specialist Kevyn Orr is expected to arrive at Detroit City Hall for his first day on the job as emergency manager.

Orr has said he expects to sit down with Mayor Dave Bing Monday and meet with some City Council members, including president Charles Pugh, who says he has a list of duties he'd like to see Council oversee.

Orr was appointed earlier this month by Gov. Rick Snyder and takes over the finances of the largest city in the country to come under state oversight.

Orr also plans to look at the city's financial data to help develop his plan of action in tackling Detroit's fiscal crisis. The city has a $327 million budget deficit and more than $14 billion in debt.

Some, including a group led by prominent Detroit pastors have said they will protest Orr's appointment and Michigan's emergency manager law. One group even plans to drive to Cleveland, Ohio to protest outside of the law firm where Orr resigned earlier this month, FOX 2's Roop Raj reports.

- The Associated Press contributed to this report

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