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Detroit residents got a chance Thursday to tell a judge why they oppose their city's bankruptcy.

Nearly 100 people, including former city workers and longtime residents, spoke Thursday to the bankruptcy judge. Each speaker only had three minutes each to make their case and although the time went by quickly, Fox 2 Legal Analyst Charlie Langton says it was some of the most emotional and powerful arguments he's heard.

Click the video player above to hear Langton breakdown the day in court and the emotional testimony of residents.

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