- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit is giving activists two weeks to come up with a plan to save five blighted houses, a compromise after a protester sat on a roof.

The houses on Detroit’s west side are scheduled for demolition. But Aaron Timlin and allies want to stop the bulldozers. He sat on a roof Tuesday before a deal was reached.

But Timlin also was arrested when he finally came down with the help of the fire department. He’s accused of interfering with a city employee, a misdemeanor.

Vince Keenan of the mayor’s office says Timlin and his group will have two weeks to come up with a plan to save the five houses. Ahead of the protest, Timlin said one house is used to display 7-foot portraits of “great Detroiters.”

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