13 September 2017 3:40 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Before Kid Rock took the stage at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Tuesday night, civil rights groups gathered outside to stand firmly against the singer’s maybe campaign for U.S. Senate.

Inspired to take action after Rock delivered a profanity-laden stump speech earlier this month at another concert in his home state of Michigan, activists from the National Action Network arrived to peacefully speak out against the star’s use of a Confederate flag onstage, as well as his divisive commentary about NFL star Colin Kaepernick’s decision to kneel during the national anthem, according to MLive. »

- Lindsay Kimble

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