Protesters in Highland Park were out in the dozens over what they called a criminal act by those individuals in charge of dumping precious books and artifacts that could have been used to educate children in community centers and other outlets throughout the city of Detroit.

At one point, they took to their cars and blocked traffic on Woodward Avenue, a very busy street in the city.

For a city that has such an enormous deficit, it is truly amazing that representatives did not approach parents, community leaders and activists to give them the books before they trashed and burned them.