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City Manager: Detroit's finances 'Shocking'

Protesters hold posters depicting Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as a devil, during a protest against cuts in city workers' pensions and the filing of the Municipal Bankruptcy, in front of the Federal Court House in Detroit, Michigan.

City Manager: Detroit's finances 'Shocking'

Detroit's emergency manager painted a picture of a city in dire financial straits in testimony on Monday, with budgets so strained that bumpers were falling off police cars, as he laid out the city's case of why a municipal bankruptcy filing was the only way back to health.

Kevyn Orr, the emergency manager, sparred with a lawyer representing city retirees in the fourth day of Detroit's landmark bankruptcy eligibility trial. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder began to testify Monday afternoon, a rare court appearance by a sitting governor.

Reporting by Joseph Lichterman and Bernie Woodall, REUTERS.